Milestones Autism Resources’ “The Spectrum of Possibility” theme continues through its 2017 annual benefit where two individuals will be honored and attendees will hear about a local resident’s journey with autism.
“This benefit is an annual opportunity to support Milestones and people with autism,” said Ilana Hoffer Skoff, executive director and co-founder of Milestones in Warrenville Heights. “Our focus has always been on education and how education can help improve the outcome for individuals with autism and the community as a whole.”
The night begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square in Cleveland. The honorees are Rochelle Nyer, a speech language pathologist at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron and a member of Milestone’s board of directors, and Adam Berebitsky, the national restaurant lead and tax partner at BDO Cleveland and chairman of Milestones’ board of directors. Guests will hear about Corrigan Irwin’s journey with autism and what he has been able to achieve with Milestones.
Nyer attended Milestones’ first conference in 2003, Skoff said, and immediately wanted to make more integral contributions to the organization. Since then, she has been on the planning committee and serves as co-chair of the annual conference.
Berebitsky has been involved on Milestones’ board of directors since 2011, where Skoff said he is committed to raise awareness of what the organization provides to the community.