Milestones 20th Anniversary Gala Announced

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Apr 162018

Milestones Behavioral Services, 339 Boston Post Road, Orange, formerly CCCD, has grown into a nationally and internationally recognized school and resource helping thousands with autism and developmental disorders and their families. It is firmly committed to creating a pathway of programs from infancy to adulthood.

You are invited to celebrate the students, staff, and families of Milestones Behavioral Services, Inc. at the 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven on Saturday, May 12.

“Going the Extra Miles Awards” will be presented to:

Founders Award — Suzanne, Roger, Tyler, and Meredith Letso

Community Leadership Award — Ct State Rep. Catherine Abercrombie

Inspiration and Leadership Award — Judith Palazzo – Director of Behavioral Services, Across Campuses

Dedication and Commitment Award — Robert Sanford – Vocational Coordinator

Become a sponsor, donate to the silent/live auctions, buy an ad – for information, visit https://www.mbs-inc.org/gala/

Buy a table or tickets for the Night of entertainment, dinner, and dancing.

Sponsorships from $500 – $10,000 MBS-inc.org/gala or call Eve McGrath, 203-799-4110 x  660

$200 per person ticket, $1,600 for a table of eight – purchase tickets by April 30. Black Tie optional

Proceeds from this celebration will support present and emerging Milestones programs.

MBS is a 501(c)(3), Tax ID 06-1430015

Don’t Miss Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends Today At The Ale House: Help Special Needs Kids

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Mar 052017

The Orange Ale House Grille and Burger Bar, 517 Boston Post Road, is hosting the 11th annual Jam 4 Jimi’s Friends charity fundraiser to help children with special needs and their families.

The event runs from 1 to 8 p.m. and includes, food, raffles, a DJ, 10 live bands and more.

Admission is $20.

Jam 4 Jimi  started out helping one child (Jimi) and they now assist more than 16 kids.

Book Discussion and Signing at St. Barbara’s on Sept. 24

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Sep 232014

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 2.35.09 AMThe Mustard Seed Faith Group will meet at the Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church library, 480 Racebrook Road for a Special Presentation & Book Signing of “Getting My First Hug” by Steven Yates on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

Following is a press release from Yates about the program.

“Two years ago I made the decision to change my career and begin writing.

The first question I faced was what to write about. God spoke to me. This was at the time of our son’s graduation from high school. We were so proud of his accomplishment because we knew how hard he had worked for this achievement.

Not only had he completed the usual school coursework, participated in sports, band and the other extracurricular activities that most kids do, but he had overcome autism and the challenges that had presented to him. God told me that our son’s triumph was a gift He had given us that was so special it must be shared with others.”

“And so I wrote my first book. It’s called, “Getting My First Hug.” It’s a series of stories of our son’s amazing journey from diagnosis through diets, treatments and therapies. It’s got heroes and villains, ups and downs and a wonderfully happy ending. It tells the value of persistence, faith and family, and how miracles can happen through hard work and an unwillingness to fail.”

Copies of the book are available in the Saint Barbara bookstore at a purchase price of $10. All proceeds from the purchase of these books will benefit Saint Barbara Parish. The book is also available on Amazon.com. Any profits from the sale of the book on Amazon.com will benefit autism-related charities.

Support Kids With Autism: CT Center For Child Development hosts Spring Fair Today

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May 032014

autism fairDo you have a child with autism, asperger’s syndrome or related disorder? Visit the CT Center for Child Development at 95 Wolf Harbor Road today as it hosts its SpringFest Fair and Touch-a-Truck event. 

Today, Saturday, May 3, from 10am-4pm, the gym has been transformed into a shopper’s paradise with more than 30 vendors offering a variety of craft and specialty items, a bake sale, Raffles and this year a Touch-a-Truck in the parking lot! 

Check it out, and support this wonderful school. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Orange. Take RT 15 and get off Wheeler’s Farm Road, just before the Sikorsky Bridge, follow to Wolf Harbor Road.