May, 2019
to all those that helped make our 9th Annual Spring Fundraiser a success!
May community Meeting info...

May 14th
The Church on Silver Lake
2951 Kent Rd, Stow, Ohio

We have an incredible evening planned for you with four amazing women who will share important information on staying healthy!
-Faith (Young Living) will tell us how to support our bodies and health with therapeutic grade essential oils
-Dr. Aubree (Peak Health and Wellness) will guide us through strategies to reduce stress and be our best.
-Cynthia (BeutyCounter) will share her beauty secrets, chemical free make up and skin care products.

Each presenter will have a table set up with their product for sampling and purchase. Other vendors include: 31 bags, LuLaRoe, noonday collection, Kami Rochelle & Co Jewelry, Beach Body and Nutrition, and more!
Entry is FREE and includes 2 glasses of wine and refreshments. Additional wine available by donation. Raffle tickets and prizes as well as 50/50 drawing will be part of our fun night. All proceeds benefit Zane's Inc Family Support Fund.
RSVP to Faith at or text 330-206-2798 by May 10th

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The Wonderful World of Waivers with
Gary Tonks
The Wonderful World of Waivers
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Where: Independence Civic Center 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, Ohio, 44131
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland (ASGC) will host the
Wonderful World of Waivers  with Gary Tonks from the Arc of Ohio at the Independence Civic Center in Independence, OH on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. This session will introduce participants to the basics of Ohio Medicaid (State Plan Services) including mandated and non mandated federal services with emphasis on Intermediate Care Facilities, Home Health Care Services, Managed Care, and Home and Community Based Waivers. Participants will become familiar with:
  1. The definition of a Waiver. The history of how Waivers became available and the difference between a waiver and its institutional alternative.
  2. The various waivers provided by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Waiversare administered by various departments within the state of Ohio. Focus on the various waivers administered by DODD and other waivers which may be appropriate for individuals with other levels of care.
  3. Location of Waiver Service Delivery: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have issued specific rules where waivers services may and may not be provided. The session will detail to those locations with guidelines.
  4. Supports within each waiver: Each waiver traditionally includes a menu of services/supports available. The session will review the available menu and how to access those services.
  5. Self-Directed Services: Self Directed Services are available within the SELF Waiver and are expanding to other DODD Waivers. Options and how to access Self Directed services will be reviewed.
  6. Support Broker Services: The definition of Support Broker Services and the role of a Support Broker will be discussed.
  7. Waiver Current Events
  8. Due Process Rights associated with Medicaid and Waivers. Rights associated with Medicaid and Waivers will be reviewed.
Please note that Social Skills and Childcare will not be available at this meeting.
Game Night Available for all Individuals (High School through Adult):
Please bring a game and a snack or drink to share. Pre-registration is required. Register by using the registration link below. If you do not pre-register, you cannot attend the Game Night.
  Register Here!    
Empowering Epilepsy Yoga (Akron)
Budget Rally for Direct Support Staff

Join The Arc of Ohio as we partner with Providers and County Boards for an Ohio Statehouse Rally to support an increase in wages for both Independents and Agency Direct Support Staff!

When: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
       Thursday, May 16, 2019

Where: Ohio Statehouse Steps
  Columbus, Ohio

R egister here so we know how many to expect at the  2019 Bridge 2 Equality Rally  and bring your loved ones if at all possible.
"Together We Can!"
Soccer4All buddies needed
Soccer4All is starting our  22nd  season  Saturday, May 4  and we are looking for buddies to help! As many of you know, Soccer4All is the soccer program through Hudson United for children and young adults with special needs.

A big part of the success of Soccer4All is the involvement of our soccer buddies. Soccer buddies are middle and high school students, and some adults, who work one-on-one with the special needs players. Being a soccer buddy is a lot of fun and is very rewarding!  Training is provided to all new soccer buddies. There is no fee for buddies and buddy shirts are provided.

Soccer4All will be every Saturday morning from May 4 through June 15 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Barlow Farm Park in Hudson. 
 You do not have to make every session but we ask you try to make the majority of them.

 If you are interested in being a Soccer4All buddy, please send an email to  and provide the name and grade of the buddy and a contact phone number. As always, we encourage you to bring a friend or family member to be a buddy as well
I can bike camp!
Registration is now open!
July 8 - 12 iCan Bike Camp 
Copley High School Auxillary Gym, 3807 Ridgewood Road, Copley

5-day camp teaching individuals age 8 and older of all different abilities how to ride a bicycle independently!

Details about camp times, cost, and video to watch:
UDS GEARS program
ASPIES Poker Run
Cleveland Indians Family Connection Event with Rec2Connect
Rec2Connect Foundation:
Day at the Ballpark with the Cleveland Indians
Sunday, May 26th 1:10pm Details 
Thank you to the Cleveland Indians and SportsTime Ohio for providing Rec2Connect Foundation for tickets for a Day at the Ballpark for Sunday, May 26th.

When: Sunday, May 26th
Time: 1:10p (Gates Open at 11:10a)

Kids Fun Day at the Ballpark which includes Jungle Terry and activities before the game on the Family Deck as well as running the bases after the game.

(Activities subject to change based on weather conditions)

One ticket free for each individual with special needs and a free ticket for their caregiver. 
Additional tickets are $10 each. 
Children Under 3, do not need a ticket

We ask that you keep ticket requests to immediate family, as we try to get as many families to the game as possible to enjoy the day! 
 Ticket Raffle LinkTickets will be determined by a raffle.

Deadline to enter the raffle is: May 3rd, 2019, 11:59pm EST. Submissions after that date, will not be entered into the raffle.

You will be notified by email by May 7th if you have received your requested tickets. 

Money for additional tickets must be received by May 15th or you will lose your reserved tickets.

Tickets will be emailed to you through the Ballpark App, which can be downloaded on your phone's operating device. 

Please provide email you will be using for the ballpark app. Ticket Raffle Link Rec2Connect Foundation
ABA Social Skills Groups Extended School Year Program
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