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students walking in the 5th Annual March a Mile for Milestones Charity Walk

5th Annual March a Mile for Milestones Charity Walk

October 24, 2019 11:45 am Published by Comments Off on 5th Annual March a Mile for Milestones Charity Walk

Each year Milestones hosts a school-wide Community Service Day for students and staff.  This year we are repeating our highly successful school-wide charity walk at the Newton YMCA, “March a Mile for Milestones.”  For those who wish to donate, checks...


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Back to School Night

October 3, 2019 12:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Back to School Night

Families had the opportunity to meet the staff for this school year and learn about the exciting journey the students at Milestones will be having this school year. All families gathered together to kick off...


Transition Plans

June 27, 2017 10:35 am Published by Comments Off on Transition Plans

Moving on and finding a new path after high school can be stress filled for both parents of special needs children and the students themselves. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates a public education for all...


Using Technology and GPS

June 24, 2017 10:10 am Published by Comments Off on Using Technology and GPS

Over the past few years, there have been many news stories of children with special needs who have wandered off or been separated from their parents. With the evolution of technology and global positioning trackers,...


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Life Skills Learning this Summer

June 13, 2017 9:49 am Published by Comments Off on Life Skills Learning this Summer

For many families, summer means a change in routine and a time of relaxing with friends and relatives. For students, summer translates into no homework and not having to sit in a classroom all day long....


10 Tips to Avoid Summer Slide

June 6, 2017 9:27 am Published by Comments Off on 10 Tips to Avoid Summer Slide

“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. This can include social skills, reading skills, math facts, or other areas of learning...


Autism and Employment

May 25, 2017 4:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Autism and Employment

Finding meaningful employment can be a struggle for anyone. As a caregiver or parent of a young adult with ASD moving into the workforce, you want to not only to prepare your family member on...


The Symbolism Behind the Autism Jigsaw Pieces

May 18, 2017 4:05 pm Published by Comments Off on The Symbolism Behind the Autism Jigsaw Pieces

In 1963, the puzzle piece logo was first introduced by the National Autistic Society. We often see this logo on bumper stickers, pins, key chains, coffee mugs, license plates and any number of keepsake items...


Reluctant Readers and Autism

May 11, 2017 10:32 am Published by Comments Off on Reluctant Readers and Autism

Reading can be such a joyous and special time to escape into another world and learn about so many things around us. Sharing reading with a child can be a great way to connect and...


Autism and Pop Culture

May 4, 2017 9:53 am Published by Comments Off on Autism and Pop Culture

Not too many years ago, autism and all autism spectrum disorders were fairly taboo to speak of, especially on television shows and in movies geared toward children and teens.  Thankfully, in the past few years, prime...