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May 13th, 2024


Our Annual Summer Flag Day Event is back! 

Join us on Friday June 14th 2024 at the St. Paul’s Center in Sheffield, PA for food, fun and celebration. 10am-2pm

We are searching for volunteers as well, so let Lisa (lwile@milestonepa.org) know if you’d like to help out with this wonderful event. 

Click here for Registration Forms! 

Upcoming Webinars

May 16th    Intermittent Explosive Disorder 

Intermittent Explosive Disorder is a diagnosis frequently given to people with I/DD who experience explosive outbursts, but has historically been a somewhat vague diagnosis.  Recent research has led to clarity with regard to what constitutes IED (including the dynamics of typical IED episodes) as well as risk factors and possible causes.  Better understanding has also led to improved strategies for treatment and support.  This training will provide information on all of these topics and more to enhance the learner’s understanding of what an IED diagnosis really means.


May 23rd   Lyme Disease 

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection most commonly contracted by being bitten by a deer tick (or black-legged tick on the west coast). According to the CDC, approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. However, since Lyme can be difficult to diagnose, that number is likely higher.

In this webinar training, you will learn about Lyme disease symptoms and diagnosis, how to prevent tick bites, how to remove an embedded tick, and what to do if you have been bitten, as well as potential effects of Lyme Disease.


May 30th  Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune (meaning the body is attacking itself) disorders are common in today’s world, and can be quite disabling, and so far, have no cure. This training provides information on how to support persons afflicted with them. In addition, we will look at some important factors that may contribute to these disorders and that we may be able to modify. 


June 13th    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): have you wondered what it is and how to manage it? This webinar will touch on the basics of PTSD, defining it and coping skills to manage it. You will also learn how PTSD might manifest differently in people with IDD. 



Enroll for Webinars here >> 

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