September 2021
Zane's Upcoming Events and News
September Community Meeting info!
Sept 14th 6:30p-8:00pm via Zoom
Presented by: Barbara Rutt, SWA, RA

The Journey to Adulthood: What parents need to know about teaching sexuality

This presentation provides parents with basic information about the changes that puberty and adolescence bring to every child, including their son or daughter. The information is intended to help participants feel more comfortable and confident as they help their child safely navigate this important transition from childhood to adulthood. The ultimate aim is to promote independence, personal safety, healthy lifestyles, healthy relationships, and social inclusion. While other people may help, parents and families have the primary responsibility for conveying this information

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!
Looking for Artists of all abilities
OSDA Project STIR Leadership Training in Canton
 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT
 Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM EDT
Double Tree by Hilton-Canton Downtown
 320 Market Ave South.
 Canton, OH 44702)
OSDA Project STIR TM Leadership Training-Canton, Ohio September 28th-30th, 2021 
OSDA and the Mahoning and Stark County Boards of DD invite 30 youth & adults with a disability, along with an ally, to this 3-day Project STIRTM 
Your ally will be trained too and will assist you during the 3 days.
WHAT? You will learn to use tools to help you advocate for yourself, connect with others and gain leadership skills. Your ally will learn how to support you to use the skills. You will learn to:
  • Stand up for yourself,
  • Speak up about things important to you,
  • Solve problems,
  • Become a leader,
  • Start or strengthen a local advocacy or network group,
  • Plan for your future by Charting your LifeCourse!
Connecting for Kids
Registration is now open for Connecting for Kids programs. View our fall flier for a complete list of programs from September through December 2021.

We will be offering both in-person and virtual programs. For the most up-to-date information on masking and social distancing policies, please visit the Health and Safety Policies on our website.

Remember, you can also listen to podcasts of some of our previous programs online through Apple Podcast and Google Play. Search "Connecting for Kids" to access the full library or visit the Family Education Topics page of our website. Series podcasts include the Anxiety & Attention Series, Behavior Series and Social Series.
Transition Bootcamp
TPI-Full Time employment in Akron
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