April, 2020
Zane's Updates

 We at Zane's, are actively monitoring the COVID-19 development that is currently threatening our day to day activities. Our mission and vision have not changed and we continue to provide resources to the families that reach out to us!
We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family and we are here to help!

Stay home and Stay Safe!
April Community Meeting moved to May 12th

De-Escalation of Behaviors in Emotional Situations

Kristin Kitzmiller, BCaBA, Behavior and Autism Specialist, Crisis Intervention Trainer, ESC of Medina Co

May 12th
2951 Kent Rd
Silver Lake, Ohio

We have all been in a situation with our child when he or she is having a total meltdown in an inappropriate place, right?  Some of us more than others!  This meeting will teach you how to verbally de-escalate an emotionally heightened situation.  Kristen will teach us different strategies that relate to a variety of ages and behaviors.  Challenging behavior can occur at anytime and anyplace!  Learn strategies to diffuse situations verbally and safely with students ranging in ages 2 – 22 years old.  
10th Annual Fundraiser and Casino Night Sponsors
With our Annual Fundraiser and Casino night moved to September 18th, we would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support!
Wings of Change Therapy, Inc.
American Testing Technologies, Inc.
The Doodle Difference, LLC
Flohr Machine Corporation
LLA Therapy

Minuteman Press
Anzelc & Associates, Inc.
David & Sarah Gedeon
Longhorn Steakhouse
Total Education Solutions, Inc.
ABC Therapy, Ltd.

Beyond Words Music & Dance Center
Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC
Summit DD

Resources for home schooling and much more!
Hudson Kiwanis Baseball Challenger Program
The Hudson Kiwanis Baseball Challenger League was established in 2008 to enable boys and girls with physical and intellectual challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the hundreds of other Hudson children who participate in the Kiwanis Baseball program.
The 2020 Challenger Team plays 1 game per week every Sunday afternoon beginning with our first practice on Sunday, May 17 th  and ending with the season Family Fun game on Sunday, July 17 th .
Most games are played here in Hudson against other Akron area Challenger teams as well as other Hudson Kiwanis baseball teams.
There is no charge or fee to play in the Challenger program.
Parents and teenagers are strongly encouraged to become involved in this uniquely-rewarding division of Hudson Kiwanis Baseball.
For more information, please contact the Challenger League Commissioner and Coach, Paul Gorman at 330-283-8941 or  pjgorman@roadrunner.com
Groovy Garfoose- Virtual Glee Club
LLA Therapy TeleHealth
Don't miss a beat! Telehealth services for all therapies now available through private pay (discounted rate), Autism Scholarship, or Jon Peterson Scholarship!  

Autism Society of Akron goes virtual!
New Program Offering Respite and Food Support
Take A Break on ASGA is a new program that offers funding for respite for parents/guardians who need to go to the store, pharmacy, or for a walk without risking taking their child (of any age) with them. We are also offering a gift card to Giant Eagle or Walmart for carry-out to take a break from cooking. You can fill out the forms and learn more on our website.   READ MORE ....

Go Virtual with ASGA
ASGA has opened a Coffee, Tea & Autism Closed Facebook Group. Facilitated by our staff, it is only for parents/guardians of individuals with disabilities. We hope it can be a safe place for all of us to support, share, and encourage each other through this time.   JOIN HERE ...

YOGA with Nicole! On ASGA's Facebook page will be a Facebook Live yoga class! We hope to keep this program going, but for now it's 3pm on Mondays and 7pm on Thursdays.  Nicole has been a long-time ASGA volunteer and swim instructor, but her day job is a yoga teacher and behaviorist. So join us for some yoga!   WATCH HERE ...

Our Website has a lot of added support information. Not to overwhelm you, we organized it into areas we thought would be most beneficial at this time, including mental health information and activities for the kids.   READ MORE ...  
Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat: 
 How to Survive When Everything is Upside-Down for Families of Children with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities  
As the parent or caregiver of a child with a moderate-to-severe disability or a child who is medically fragile, we know that these are challenging times for you. Caring for your child 24/7 while still keeping up with at-home therapies, schoolwork, job responsibilities and household duties may have you feeling stressed and anxious. If so, we have created this Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat just for you! 

Cate Brandon, PsyD from Kenneth A. De Luca, PhD. & Associates, Inc. will facilitate this private session along with Connecting for Kids staff members. Connect with us and other families who can understand and relate to how you are feeling.

We know that it is most likely difficult for you to commit to spending an hour with us amid all of your other obligations, so please know that you can join us at any time during the hour and leave whenever you need to attend to your child or another matter. That is OK. We just want the opportunity to check in with you and let you know that we are here to give you support.

Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program running the free Zoom app on your phone or laptop.
Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program via Zoom Click here to register
Beyond Words Virtual Classes
Canton Challenger Baseball
Additional Resources