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The Milestones Self-Advocate Social Group was created by self-advocates for self-advocates. The purpose of the group is to discuss common interests, make friends, and learn about topics important to the disability community. The group is hosted on Discord, a popular social site, and is available to access 24/7. Group members can look forward to talking about a wide range of interests in dedicated chat channels, such as video games, music, and sports, as well as attend monthly groups and special guest speaker events. If you have any questions about the group, or would like to become a member, please email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org     

This video, along with the Online Safety video (shown below) is required viewing before requesting to join our Discord group.

Self-advocate led:
- Created by self-advocates for self-advocates- Moderated by self-advocates- Rules created by the community

Communicate with your peers:
- Structured conversation groups and activities such as monthly presentations, book clubs, and video game nights
- Talk with other self-advocates about areas of interest (e.g. music, video games, arts & crafts, sports) in dedicated chat channels 24/7
- Options for voice and text-based communication

Who can join?
Self-advocates with a formal or self-diagnosis of autism or other disabilities. Ages 16+

How to join?
Contact Nathan at nmorgan@milestones.org and complete a brief admission form to receive your personalized link. To be accepted into the group, you will also need to watch the Safety video "Online Safety Tips for Self-Advocates" below.

Upcoming scheduled activities:

January

January 9th and 24th, 2-4pm Monthly Minecraft
January 17th, 2-4pm
- Card Games

Tuesday, January 19th, 2:30pm: "Coping with Burnout" - Nera Birch will lead a discussion group on burnout, preventative measures, and tips to remedy existing burnout. After the presentation, additional discussion about personal burnout experiences will take place in the self-advocacy tab in the Discord group.

January 30th, 2-4pm Community Choice Activity: Among Us
January 31st, 2-4pm Community Vote Day: the activity will be determined by a vote held by the community.


February

February 6th and 21st, 2-4 pm - Monthly Minecraft
February 27th, 2-4pm
- Community Choice Activity: Among Us

February 28th, 2-4pmCommunity Vote Day: the activity will be determined by a vote held by the community.

Monthly Discussion Group Meetings

Community members can meet in the Voice Chat Lounge to engage in casual conversation regarding topics of interest.
Tuesday, January 12th, 3-4pm
Wednesday, January 27th, 3-4pm
Tuesday, February 9th, 3-4pm
Wednesday, February 24th, 3-4pm

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Facebook Group for Families

The Milestones Ohio Family Network Facebook Group is for parents and caregivers of individuals with ID/DD and ASD. The purpose of the group is to discuss common interests, connect to one another, and learn about topics important to the community. Milestones and Ohio Family Network events will be announced and discussed in this group. The group will be moderated by Milestones staff, and will be available to access 24/7.
To join, please click here

Online Safety Tips for Social Media

It's important to us that we have a safe place for individuals to interact and socialize. To that end, please make sure to watch this video prior to requesting to join our Discord social group.

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