May 2021
Zane's News
On behalf of the families that we serve in Northeast Ohio, we would like to thank The Stolier Family Foundation for their recent grant to Zane's Inc. in the amount of $1,000.00. 
This grant is in support of our Family Support Fund initiative. Our FSFI awards funds each quarter to individuals for vital services and necessities not covered by insurance, government agencies or another financial resource. 
We thank The Stolier Family Foundation for continuing to be our charitable partner in the special needs community!
In April 2021 Zane's Inc. awarded scholarships and equipment to 7 individuals totaling $8468.86.  There were four awards for therapy: speech, therapeutic riding and social coaching. Two received new iPads and the last award was for summer camp. We want to give a very big thank you to our Family Support Fund Committee for generously donating their time to assist with processing our applications!!! We appreciate your time and talents! 

Our next quarter begins May 1 with disbursements made in July 2021. 

KUDOS to our generous Corporate Sponsors, donors, and grantors!  
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!

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education
Working Together Series
The Working Together Series includes five interactive self-directed courses. These courses provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict. Anyone supporting children or youth with disabilities may benefit from this series, however, the setting in which collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution takes place within this series is typically the school or IEP meeting.

Courses include:
Course 1: Introduction to the Working Together Series
Course 2: IEP Meetings and Beyond
Course 3: Listening and Responding Skills
Course 4: Managing and Responding to Emotions
Course 5: Focusing on Interests to Reach Agreement
NAMI Summit County free Family to Family virtual Zoom course 
NAMI Summit County is currently registering for its free Family to Family virtual Zoom course which begins Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This course is designed for family members and close friends of those who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. 
It is an 8 session program which meets virtually via Zoom once a week for 2 hours. The course covers diagnoses and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, how the brain is affected, medications, coping and communication skills, and a lot more designed to assist families in helping their loved ones on their recovery journey.  The course is conducted by trained family members and is offered free of charge with all materials provided.
 Only 10 spaces available.
To register, contact NAMI Summit County at or 330-252-1188.  
Autism Personal Coach-5k Training Team for autistic adults and teens
5k Training Team starts 5/25
 Increased confidence, better mood, a sensory boost, new friends, and learning. There are so many reasons to join APC's Training Team and practice together as we culminate the training as we run a for a 5k race in the community.

For just $170, Autistic adults and teens will enjoy 8 weeks of coached run/walk practices. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst, culminating in a final 5k race that's included with registration!

If the cost may not be affordable to you, there is financial aid available that you can apply for.

Email  to him know you would like to register. He will email you the registration form.
Seeking youth with Fragile X syndrome and their parents for language study
KSU Project Next
TES Summer Camp
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