February, 2020

Zane's Inc's 10th Annual Casino night is.....
April 24, 2020

The theme is....
" And the award goes to... "

Get your tickets at zanesinc.org

First Quarter Awards:
For the winter quarter Zane's Board of Director's approved 5 awards and they were all for therapy: social/personal coaching, ABA, O/T and speech.

 The total amount awarded was $8683.

Community Meetings and Networking at Noon
Night To Shine
Friday, February 7, 2020

655 Churches participated in 2019. This year the count has already surpassed that!

Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God's love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
Find full details and a location near you:
DJ Dance Party
Friday, February 28
6 - 9 pm
Silver Springs Lodge
5027 Stow Road (across from Cemetery)

$5.00 attendance fee

This is an evening for teens and adults with special needs, friends are welcome. 
The DJ Dance Party is being hosted by parents in the community. 
 Water will be provided. Feel free to bring an appetizer or snack to share

RSVP to Lori Shockey -  lshockey@me.com

*If your child needs one on one attention please plan to stay or provide an aide
Summer and Beyond
Family Pool Party
EMPOWER Sports-Basketball
Boundaries Social Group
Starting March 2nd – Boundaries Social Skills, 7-week program
 Mondays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.   No session on March 23rd for Spring Break.
Enrollment closes on February 11th.
This group has a maximum of 5 participants and is for ages 10-15. This program is based on and uses the  Circles Curriculum from James Stanfield . Each week participants learn about a different "circle" or "color" and the people that best fit in that circle. Each "circle" has a level of talk, touch, and trust associated with it to help participants understand the types of interactions with people in each color group. Week one introduces the Purple Private Circle. During that first week positive self-talk and safety are introduced, both topics that are reviewed and expanded upon throughout the program. Parents receive a handout each week with a review of the previous week's content, information on the newest "circle" and encouragement to discuss the content further with their child using examples of people the participant knows. The program culminates in a review of all circles and a pizza party with families during the final week. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Boundaries Social Skills group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. Even if your child has participated in the past, some of our families find that repeating the group with new facilitators and a new group of children helps their son or daughter learn and practice more of the concepts learned from Boundaries. The cost of this program is $250. For more information please call (330) 672-2672. We are happy to talk about your child's needs and the content of the group to determine if this is a good fit and will meet your expectations.

Enrollment closes on February 11th.
Please contact the Kent State Speech and Hearing Clinic at (330) 672-2672 to register or for more information.
ASPIES Behavior 101
Green Organized Adaptive League
Pizza Fundraiser-Hudson
31st Annual NOBIDA Symposium
Two days of literacy events! Attendees welcome at one event or both!  
Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:00pm - 8:30pm
This networking event will feature a heavy hors d'oeuvres dinner hour followed by a Q&A panel discussion.  Nancy Cushen White  will open the evening with a presentation:  Structured Literacy and the Potential Impact on School Districts . Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of Ohio administrators, educators, and experts led by moderator  Jennifer LaHaie  of Neuhaus Education Center. The discussion will be a candid conversation about how to utilize existing evidence based research to develop dyslexia screening, teacher training, and instructional support at state, district, and school levels. Panelists include:
Dr. David Brobeck , Associate Professor, Walsh University
   LaMonica Davis , Principal, Helen Arnold Elementary, Akron Schools
  Michelle Elia , Ohio Literacy Lead, ODE
   Holly Robertz , Dyslexia Coordinator, Olentangy Schools
   Dr. Nancy Cushen White , Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

Friday, February 28, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm
Registration opens at 7:45am to include continental breakfast and exhibitors. The all-day conference is appropriate for anyone looking for further in-depth understanding of struggling readers and the types of support and instruction all students need to be successful:
teachers and special education professionals of all grade levels
reading intervention specialists
-ESL teachers
- tutors
speech language pathologists
-   psychologists
-    parents
- anyone who works with struggling readers of all ages

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