October, 2019
Upcoming Zane's Events!!
Zane's Inc Trunk or Treat October 12th,2019
Save your Acme Receipts!
Community Meetings/ Networking at Noon/ Special Events
October 8, 2019 – Networking at Noon – 12 pm to 2 pm

Topics of Discussion: “Communication with your Child’s Educators” & “When Do you call an IEP Meeting?”

November 12, 2019 – Community Meeting – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

“The Importance of Extended School Year and Why it Should be on Your IEP”……. Karen Prokop, Advocacy for Ohio
Are you a parent that searches and looks for money each year to send your child to summer camp? Or do your need funding for summer activities so that your child is engaged all summer? Then you should not miss this workshop! Come and learn how to work with your school district to make an appropriate summer experience whether it is Extended School Year, social group, camping, ……

December 10, 2019 – 6 to 8 pm - Holiday Party with Santa
January 14, 2020 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Networking at Night - TBD
Come and chat, share what is working out well if your lives! Or if you need to vent; we will listen.  Let’s empower one another! Any questions, please contact Zane’s at 330.677.9263 or email us at info@zanesinc.org . Community Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on Zane’s Facebook page. 
Kids Link-Dating: Basics and Beyond
Swimming with Autism
Did you know? Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are 160 times as likely to die from drowning? We at ASGA believe swimming classes should be an intervention of top priority, so we have once again partnered with the  Akron Area YMCA  to implement our 10-week water safety program, "Swimming with Autism."
Program Requirements: 
  • Participants must be age 6 through adult
  • Must be diagnosed with autism or other developmental disability
  • Have the ability to walk unassisted
  • Be able to work one-on-one with a swim instructor
Dates and Times: This is a 10-week program offering 30-minute one-on-one lessons twice each week on Mondays and Thursdays. The next session will begin on October 17th.
Location: Lessons are offered at the Kohl Family YMCA located at 477 E Market Street, Akron OH 44304.
Parents are expected to attend a mandatory parent orientation prior to the start of the program at the YMCA. 
Autism Panel-Cleveland Clinic
Akron Rotary Camp- Weekend Respite Schedule
Respite weekends:
Oct 11-13 (1 night opt.) Jan 24-26 (1 night opt)
Oct 25-27 Feb 7-9
Nov 1-3 Feb 14-16
Nov 29-Dec 1 (1 night opt) Feb 28- March 1
Dec. 13-15 Adult Only     Mar 6-8 (adult only)
Dec 20-22          Mar 13-15 (1 night opt)
Jan 3-5 Apr 3-5
Jan 10-12 (adult only) Apr 24-26
May 8-10

Respite Sunday:
Oct. 20
Nov. 10
Feb. 9
Mar. 15
Apr. 5

School's out day of respite:
Nov. 29
Dec. 26-27
Jan. 2-3
Jan. 20
Mar. 23-27

Special Friends day at Scene 75
Special Friends Day @ Scene 75 –
October 3rd
Scene75 is offering a FREE program for those with special needs. The program has been developed to help improve social and motor skills, hand and eye coordination, reaction time, and recognition... all in a safe, controlled, and FUN environment.
You must register in advance at:
Research has shown that video gaming can help develop social and motor skills, improve hand/eye coordination, reaction time, and recognition.
  • WHAT DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO BUILD SKILLS?A $10.00 Arcade Game Card granting access to play any of our over 100 arcade games. Arcade games help with reaction time, hand and eye coordination, recognition, and motor skills.
  • One Spin Zone Ride – A fun dodge-car experience that helps with reaction time, recognition, as well as motor and social skills.
  • Nine Holes of Black Light Mini Golf in one of our two themed courses. Mini Golf helps with hand/eye coordination, social skills and motor skills.
There is no age restriction on the person with special needs.
Siblings can, and are encouraged to, participate to make things easier and more comfortable for the individual with special needs. However, attractions for siblings are not free. Siblings can purchase the same game card for a discounted price of $14.99 each.
Parents and/or Guardians are required to stay and help the person with special needs. There must be no more than 4 special needs individuals for every chaperone that comes. It will make the person with special needs and the Scene75 Staff Members more comfortable, making the experience more enjoyable for everyone!
Scene75 Entertainment Center - Cleveland
3688 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212
Office: 234.803.1102
Respite night for kids with disabilites
Hosted by First Christian Church – Canton
6900 Market Ave N, Canton, Ohio 44721
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
What's recess?
rEcess is a monthly "respite night" program designed to give hardworking parents of kids with disabilities a night off. Meanwhile, their kids (and siblings) get to hang with amazing volunteers at the church in a fun, safe space designed just for them!

Can I come to rEcess?
Yes! We'd love to have you at rEcess! The rEcess program is designed for kids up to age 15 who have disabilities. Siblings (up to age 15) are also invited to join them!

We aren't able to offer rEcess to families without a large team of dedicated volunteers. If you have any interest in serving these families by being a buddy to a child with a disability, or their sibling, we would love to have you as a volunteer at rEcess!

To get involved head to  https://firstchristian.com/recess/  for all the information you need!
Milestones Resource Tool Kit
Check out  Milestones Autism Resources Tool Kits  which are a great way to pinpoint more detailed answers and additional suggested resources, and have been developed to assist with your personal planning and navigation of common challenges on the following topics:
*Afterschool activities & independent leisure skills
*Camp, social & recreation activities
*Challenging behaviors
*First diagnosis
*Legal resources
*Mental health
*Toilet Training
*Travel Tips
*Visual Supports
Overcoming OCDs
Does your child struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? What does science tell us about how to treat OCD and other anxiety disorders, and what strategies can you use to help your child meet their goals and enjoy their childhood? Join Jonah Lakin, Psy.D., of the OCD & Anxiety Center of Cleveland, as he discusses these questions, as well as the difficulties families face when a child has OCD. Attendees will learn about evidence-based strategies they can use to support, encourage and help their children.
Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 pm
Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library
Register an  adult , register a  child for child care
LLA Grand Re-Opening-Hudson
WHEN: October 5th, 2019

WHERE: 105 Executive Parkway, Suite 100
Hudson 44236

WHAT: Check out our new location!
Games, prizes, free screenings, tours, food, and more!

To schedule a free 20 minute screening for speech or occupational therapy,
contact Charla  cholland@llatherapy.org
Post Secondary Options
Rec 2 Connect- Water Safety Class
Additional Resources