Milestones 10th Annual Autism/Aspergers Conference (MSAutism)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 19, 2012||End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 11, 2012|
Tuesday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 20, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NEW VENUE! Cleveland Public Auditorium & Conference Center
Registration Now Open!
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FOR PARENTS & PROFESSIONALS
Best Practices in Education, Behavior & Communication Strategies
* 70 + Evidence-Based Workshops
* NEW! Future Trends in Technology
* Professional Development Credits
* Group Discounts
Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
Diane Twachtman-Cullen, PhD, CCC-SLP, editor of Autism Spectrum Quarterly, author of How to be a Para Pro: A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals, and How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up? Quality Indicators for Effective Service Delivery
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, author of The Hidden Curriculum, Simple Strategies That Work!, Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments, among many other publications, recognized authority on Aspergerâ€™s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.
Joanne Gerenser, PhD, executive director of Eden II Programs, associate editor of the Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, co-author of the interactive CD-ROM, â€œBehavioral Programming for Children with Autismâ€, recognized authority on social communication in children and adults with Autism.
Peter Gerhardt, EdD, Director of Education, Upper School, for the McCarton School in New York City, author Aspergerâ€™s From the Inside Out and The Parentsâ€™ Guide to Teaching Kids with Aspergerâ€™s Syndrome, recognized authority on the transition process for adults on the Autism spectrum.
Beth Glasberg, PhD, BCBA, author of Stop that Seemingly Senseless Behavior!, Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism and the co-author of Siblings of Children with Autism, recognized for her research on challenging behaviors in children with Autism.
This conference is for you if you are a . . .
Educators; Parents; Adult Services Providers; Behavior, Music, Art, Occupational Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; DD, Support Administrators; Relatives of Individuals with Autism/Asperger's; Parent Mentors; Advocates; Physicians; Psychologists; Social Workers; Counselors; Persons with Autism/Asperger's.
You will learn how to:
Maximize Communication Skills Across the Lifespan
Manage Challenging Behaviors at Home and School
Develop Meaningful Plan and Leisure Skills
Incorporate Technology into Academics and Daily Living
Use Applied Behavior Analysis Across Settings
Plan and Prepare for Transition to Adulthood
Improve Executive Functioning Skills in all Learners
Help Individuals with ASD Develop Friendships
Professionals may receive a group discount if four or more register together with a single payment. Complete separate registration forms for each.
After June 11, walk-ins will be accepted at the conference for an additional $25 fee.
Professionals (includes binder & CEUs)
- Professional Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225
- Discounted rate: 4-9 Professionals with single payment . . $215
- Discounted rate: 10+ Professionals with single payment . $200
- Student Rate (25 years or younger) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
Family Members (includes binder/ No CEUs)
- Family Member Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
- Person with Autism/Asperger's Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
- 6/19 Lunch - MCAP (Milestones Consortium of Autism Professionals) Meet & Greet OAR Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . $20
- 6/19 Lunch - Parent/Family Member, Meet & Greet Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20
- 6/19 Evening Social Event - Experience East 4th Street (including appetizers & drink) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On June 19, a single name badge will be issued to each individual registrant. No badge swapping or badge sharing is permitted.
Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. Contact us at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 464-7600 for a scholarship form. Please complete the form and return to us for approval. Deadline is June 8, 2012. No exceptions will be made.
Cancellations will be accepted in writing until June 11, 2011 and
refunds granted minus 30% of administrative costs. Substitutions for
original registrants are acceptable.
Professional Development (CEU's) Offered
At past conferences professional development credit has been available for:
BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
Early Intervention (DD)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA)
This year 12 contact hours (6 per day) will be available for all disciplines except BACB.
Conference Location and Directions
Cleveland Public Auditorium & Conference Center
500 Lakeside Avenue, East
Cleveland, OH 44114
FROM THE EAST, I-90
Merge onto I-90 W/OH-2 W via the ramp on the left toward Cleveland. Keep right to take OH-2 W via EXIT 174B toward Downtown Cleveland. Take the E 9th St. exit. Turn left onto E 9th St/Rock & Roll Blvd. Turn right onto E Lakeside Ave.
FROM THE WEST, I-90
I-90 east toward Cleveland. Keep right to take I-90 E toward Cleveland. Merge onto US-422 W/OH-14 W/OH-8 W/OH-87 N via EXIT 171B toward Ontario St. US-422 W/OH-14 W/OH-8 W/OH-87 N becomes Ontario St. Turn right onto E Lakeside Ave.
FROM THE SOUTH, I-77 or FROM THE EAST, I-480
Turn onto I-77 N toward Cleveland. Take the I-90 E exit on the left toward E 9th St/Erie PA. Take the E 9th St exit, EXIT 163. Turn slight right onto E 14th St. Turn slight right onto Orange Ave/US-422/OH-87/OH-8. Continue to follow US 422 W/OH-87 N/OH-8 W. US-422 W/OH-87 N/OH-8 W becomes Ontario St. Turn right onto E Lakeside Ave.
FROM THE SOUTHWEST, I-71 / I-480
I-480 E toward Cleveland (for I-71, proceed to next steps.) Take the I-71 N exit, EXIT 11, toward Cleveland. Merge onto Berea Fwy. Berea Fwy becomes I-71 N.
I-71 N becomes I-90 E. Merge onto US-422 W/OH-14 W/OH-8 W/OH-87 N via EXIT 171B toward Ontario St. US-422 W/OH-14 W/OH-8 W/OH-87 N becomes Ontario St. Turn right onto E Lakeside Ave.
Lunch and Networking Opportunities
Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase in the Conference
Center. Discounts will be offered at local restaurants and gourmet food
trucks will be available for your convenience.
Special registration required for:
MCAP (Milestones Consortium for Autism Professionals) Lunch/
Meet & Greet OAR Speakers, 6/19, 12:45-1:45 p.m., at Conference Center
Parent and Family Member Lunch/Meet & Greet Speakers, 6/19, 12:45-1:45 p.m.,
at Conference Center
Experience East 4th Street (including appetizers & drink) Social Event
for conference attendees and guests, 6/19, 5:30 p.m.
Willard Park Garage
601 Lakeside Ave., Daily maximum rate: $8.25 ($7.00 early bird rate in before 8:30 a.m.). Contact (216) 664-2711.
Penton Media Garage
1300 E. 6th St., Daily rate: $10.00. Contact (216) 621-2294, ext. 5.
708 St. Clair Ave., Daily rate: $10.50 ($7.25 early bird rate in before 8:30 a.m.). Contact (216) 241-0131.
Municipal Parking Lot
1501 South Marginal Road. Rate: $3.00, except special events as posted. Contact (216) 664-2711. *A good walking distance to the conference.
Justice Center Garage
113 St. Clair Ave., Daily rate: $12.50. Contact (216) 771-4430.
Click here for interactive maps for additional parking options.
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114, 216-696-9200. Rooms rates are $169.00 per night. Please call Marriott Reservations at 216-696-9200 or toll free 1-800-228-9290 to book your reservation. Mention that you are a part of the â€œMilestones Conferenceâ€ group. Rates are good through May 29, 2012.
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade, 420 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114, 216-575-1234. Room rates are $136.00 per night. Please call 216-575-1234 or toll free 1-888-421-1442 to book your reservation. Please mention â€œMilestones Room Blockâ€ when doing so. Rates are good through May 29, 2012.
Doubletree by Hilton, 1111 Lakeside Avenue, East, Cleveland, OH 44114, 216-241-5100. Room rates are $119.00 a night. Please call 216-541-5100 or toll free 1-800-222-TREE to book your reservation. Mention â€œMilestonesâ€ when doing so. Rates are good through May 19, 2012.
Comfort Inn Downtown, 1800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115, 216.861.0001. Room rates are $90.00 per night. Please call 216-861-0001 to book your reservation. Please mention â€œMilestones Conferenceâ€ when doing so.
Ace Taxi Service
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
Ride Cleveland's light rail from inside the airport terminal directly to downtown Cleveland. Downtown loop Trolleys are free.
What To Do Around Town
NEW to Cleveland - Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Cleveland Indians Baseball - Series against the Cincinnati Reds
Visit The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Explore the Great Lakes Science Center
Visit Positively Cleveland, Cleveland's Official Convention and Visitors Bureau, for more information including restaurants, arts & culture venues, events calendar, interactive maps and much, much more!
Sponsors (as of 3/16/12 - add your name to the list)
The 10th Annual Milestones Autism/Asperger's Conference has been made possible by the generous support of:
OAR - Organization for Autism Research
Kent State University
Rainbow Babies & Childrenâ€™s Hospital, University Hospitals
Parent Scholarship Sponsors:
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Please call Milestones at 216-464-7600 or email email@example.com