September, 2020
Grant Announcement
Zane's Board of Directors would like to announce that we are in receipt of a $5000 grant from the Community Fund Management Foundation
This award was received for social media and website platforms for Zane's Inc. 
We are honored and proud to have CFMF as our charitable partner in the special needs community! THANK YOU so very much! 
Zane's 10th Annual Fundraiser and Casino Night
We are still looking for volunteers for this event! If you are interested please email Faith at
Please review the safety precautions for our Fundraiser and Casino Night!

Zane's Info

Individual IEP Review by appointment only- Karen Prokop. Advocate and Zane's Board Member

September 12:00pm-7:45pm

As a follow up to August's community meeting on IEPs, we will give parents a specific opportunity to have your child's IEP reviewed individually. Have your child's IEP available for review and have your top 3 areas of concerns. You will leave with a better understanding and plan on how to work with your team going forth in the new school year!
Appointments start at noon and are 45 minute sessions!

Schedule your appointment today! Spot fill up quickly!
Offering In person or Zoom

or call 330-677-9263

In Person will be held at :
Church on Silver Lake
2951 Kent Rd
Silver Lake, Ohio

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CADRE - The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education
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. 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.
Included are the following courses:
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 Interest to Reach Agreement

The Working Together Series is FREE. However, minimal registration information is required to access these resources.
You can access Working Together through:
Blue Ribbon Adaptive Recreation Programs
Research Study: Sleep in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Do you have a child with autism spectrum disorder?
Is your child between the ages of 2 and 8 years?
Would you like to participate in our current research study?

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are looking for families to participate in their research study of sleep in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The purpose of this study is to identify how physical activity impacts sleep and how sleep impacts challenging behaviors and parental stress in young children with ASD.

As part of the study you and your child will be asked to complete online questionnaires, a brief education session through Zoom, and sleep and activity monitoring at home using a small wrist-watch device.

The study will be delivered via online/virtual format so families do not have to travel. Families will receive up to $50 in Amazon e-gift cards to compensate for their time.

To be eligible to participate:
• Child must be between 2 and less than 8 years of age.
• Child must have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
• Child must have a parent/caregiver who is > 18 years of age and is proficient in spoken and written English.

The data from this study will be used to inform future studies to improve sleep in children with ASD.

If you are interested, please contact: Megan Alder, BSN, RN, PhD Candidate at Case Western Reserve University by phone (615-962-5450) or by email (
Teaching Toileting to Individuals with ASD Webinar
In this video, Maureen Bennie, discusses toileting readiness, how to start, and how to best support the individual through their difficulties and challenges.

  • Agenda:Welcome and Introductions
  • Toileting Readiness
  • How to Start
  • My Experience with Toilet Training
  • Toileting Difficulties (Constipation, Smearing, Sensory Issues)
  • Benefits of Successful Toileting
  • Question and Answers
  • Closing Remarks
Cost $20
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