June 2021
Zane's Upcoming Events
Save the Date for the Fall Fundraiser and Casino Night!
September 17,2021

11th Annual Fall Fundraiser and Casino Night!


The event will still take place at The Tangier in Akron!

Our 11th Annual Family Fun Fair & Exceptionalities Expo
AKA “Trunk or Treat” will take place during the day at:

The Church in Silver Lake
October 30, 2021!

This fun event is for the whole family!
Blue Ribbon Virtual Jeopardy Game
This virtual game is similar to the famous TV game show where you choose a category, we give you an answer - then you give us the question... What is Jeopardy?! Yes, that's it! Blue Ribbon invites you to test your knowledge with our creative, virtual version of Jeopardy on two nights. Register for one or both games, and get ready for friendly conversation, and showing off your gaming know-how.

When: Friday June 11 and/or June 25th
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Fee: $5.00
Location: ZOOM, link will be emailed to you.
(Put "Blue Ribbon" in the Search Activities field)
John's Crazy Socks- Autism Can do Scholarship
$5,000 Autism Can Do Scholarship Due Jun 15 2021

John's Crazy Socks is now accepting applications for its Autism Can Do Scholarship. The program will present a $5,000 scholarship to a person on the Autism Spectrum in the United States to use at a college or trade school. Applications will be accepted from April 13th until June 15th. Applicants must complete a brief form, submit a brief personal statement and design a pair of socks. The winner will be announced on July 15th.

The winner of the 2021 Autism Can Do Scholarship will not only receive the $5,000 grant but John's Crazy Socks will create the winning sock design and sell it in our online store! A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the 2021 scholarship socks will be used to fund the scholarship next year.

How to survive puberty- this time as a parent
Join Rachel Torrance, M.Ed., BCBA, and Emily Brindza, M.Ed. from Accessing Abilities LLC as they help us better understand the many changes that occur when a girl or boy enters puberty and how individuals with autism can better manage those changes. "Pick a strategy that works," stress the presenters, "and use frequent, positive reinforcement when he/she completes a task correctly, i.e., using deodorant daily, bathing correctly, using feminine hygiene products properly, and brushing teeth and hair." Social stories, visual charts, video modeling and face-to-face modeling are available to assist a young teen in learning about hygiene. Ms. Torrance reassures participants that consistent repetition is the key to learning a new skill. 
Watch the video here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl1QXqCqdD4

African American Adults with Autism
Autism Society of Akron- Lego Club
       6-week Session on Saturdays beginning JUNE 12 
        10:00 am – 11:00 am | Zoom Meetup

Have fun building with LEGOs while meeting new friends. This online club is open to any child with a developmental disability, ages 7-12, who has good verbal skills and building capabilities. The group is facilitated by a student with a focus in special education and autism spectrum disorders. Cost is $30 with limited scholarships available. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
       Register Here!
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