August, 2020
Zane's 3rd quarter funding
Zane's Board of Directors is very pleased and honored to announce the 3rd quarter awards. Six families were awarded funds, for a total of $4523.63. Three families received funds for summer camps and programs. One family received funding for respite services and two families received funds for various types of sensory equipment for home use. The three counties that were served were Cuyahoga, Medina and Summit.  

A round of applause to our amazing Family Support Fund Committee for their volunteer hours!!! We couldn't do this without you!!! Our fall quarter begins in August with a disbursement date in October. 

A big shout out and thank you goes to the Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation! Zane's just received a $3000 grant for our Family Support Fund initiative. 
Zane's 10th Annual Fundraiser and Casino Nigh t
We are still looking for volunteers for this event! If you are interested please email Faith at
Spectrum Education Center Live stream Event
A Brave New World! Preparing for Transition Back to School
Wednesday, August 5 | 3 p.m.

We hope you are able to join us for our next livestream event on August 5 at 3 p.m., " A Brave New World! Preparing for Transition Back to School ."

Transition is difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We can help prepare for transition by discussing what to expect, using visuals to help understand sequences of events, and scheduling extra time to adjust. Change is good, and we can help our children with autism prepare for change successfully!

During our livestream event, we will discuss common challenges that we face when expecting changes to our daily routine. We will talk about practical strategies to teach children with autism how to get ready to head back to school during this time of great uncertainty.

Visit the  Spectrum Education Center  online to learn more, view previous presentation recordings, and access resources.
Zane's August and September Community Meeting

Important Tips to know before your child's next IEP meeting
Karen Prokop- Advocate and Zane's Board Member

August 11th 6:30pm-7:30pm

Every year is a critical learning for your child. This school year will be even more of a challenge for your child with needs.Participants who join this Zoom meeting with become knowledgeable of all areas of the IEP form. Some overlooked sections that are typically overlooked will be discussed for their importance and high lighted during this presentation. Learn strategies to obtain for appropriate and needed services for your loved one. Have your questions ready! There will be some Q & A starting at 7:30pm.

*If you would like a blank IEP for this training, register at least 24 before so we can email it to you!

Link to Zoom:


Individual IEP Review by appointment only- Karen Prokop. Advocate and Zane's Board Member

September 12:00pm-7:45pm

As a follow up to August's community meeting on IEPs, we will give parents a specific opportunity to have your child's IEP reviewed individually. Have your child's IEP available for review and have your top 3 areas of concerns. You will leave with a better understanding and plan on how to work with your team going forth in the new school year!
Appointments start at noon and are 45 minute sessions!

Schedule your appointment today! Spot fill up quickly!

or call 330-677-9263
Summer Series for Families during COVID-19
Planning for the Start of the School Year
Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

A panel of professionals (from Disability Rights Ohio, Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, and a school Parent Mentor) will share: How to have compensatory education conversations, an overview of negotiation skills, and how to advocate for having an appropriate plan in place.
Register  HERE
TES Professional Development Series
ASPIES Meet and Greet
Planting Seeds of Knowledge
Canton Palace Theatre's Drive-In Movie Night
Does your family need a safe, fun night out???  You might want to consider Canton Palace Theatre's Drive-In Movie Night.

Movies are featured every Friday and Saturday through August 8, 2020. Showtimes are at sunset (approximately 9pm) with gates usually opening around 7:30pm. The Drive-In is located adjacent to the Renkert Building, located at 306 Market Avenue, N, just two blocks south of the Canton Palace Theatre. Admission is $20.00 per car and passes must be purchased in advance at . Concessions are available for  pre-purchase via the website  with pick up upon arrival.

August 1 –  Ferris Bueller's Day Off
August 7 –  The Game Plan
August 8 –  Draft Day "
Connecting for Kids Zoom Meeting: Planning for school in the fall
IDEA House
Additional Resources