Education Seminar “Funding Funds for YourFamily”

Zane’s Foundation is proud to announce an Educational Seminar on November 1, 2014, with renowned speaker and trainer for iTaalk Autism Foundation, Tammy Eisenreich.  She is their Vice President and co-founder since 2011.  Since 2011, iTaalk has educated over 3,000 families, service providers and caretakers with the benefits of interactive technology.  Tammy is also a Parent Partner is Early Intervention with the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities since 2009.  Tammy is an international flight attendant for a major airline.  She is married with two children.  Her son has autism.

Another passion of Tammy’s is teaching families on how to “find funding” to help pay for the necessary things that parents need for their children with disabilities.  Find out how to help your family by attending a seminar on November 1.  Seating is limited so register today.  See the attached brochure.Zanes Foundation Brochure 9 2014(1)

It’s Acme Community “Cashback” time again!!!

It’s time for football, autumn, apple dunking corn maizes and the Acme Fresh Market Community “Cashback” Program.  Please save your receipts from Acme Fresh Marketand help us to earn a 5% rebate check of the amounts totaled on the bottom of all the receipts that we collect.  First thing you need is to register for an Acme Fresh Market card at Acme.  Secondly, shop for Acme Fresh Market, Academix, Domestix, Electrix, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws, Topcare, ValueTime and World Classics products and save your receipts.  Save a bunch and send them to us or give us a call and we will come and pick them up!  Need a collection box for your office, we have them, too.

Save from now to February 4, 2015.  That is when the program ends.  Our mailing is:  Zane’s Foundation, P.O. Box 1642, Stow, 44224 or give us a call at 330,677.9263.

Thank you for your support for the families we serve!

October 14 – Community Meeting – Topic: Advocacy

Topic:  “Advocacy:  What it Takes to be the Best Your Child Needs”

Speaker:  Leigh Belvedere, CTRS, Advocacy Program Director, Ardmore, Inc. & Zane’s Foundation, Inc. Board Member

+++++++++++ October 14, 2014 ++++++++++ 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ++++++++++++

Advocating for your loved ones begins early on in their life and continues throughout their lifetime.  This presentation will offer ides of how to effectively advocate for your child with a  developmental disability in different areas of their life.  Information will also be given on some places of where to go to get what is needed for your child.  Families will learn you are not alone when it comes to advocating for your loved ones of various needs.

Christ Community Chapel, 750 Streetsboro Rd. Rte. 303, Hudson, Lwr. Level, Rm. 11


I.E.P. Clinic offered by O.C.E.C.D. on November 11, 2014

Representatives from O.C.E.C.D. (Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities) will offer an I.E.P. Clinic for Zane’s Foundation on November 11, 2014.  Parents bring your child’s I.E.P. for review.  A pre-registration appointment is necessary to ensure sufficient time to review and discuss questions and concerns that you may have.  Hopefully, you will leave with a much better understanding of your child’s I.E.P. and a plan on how to work with your school in developing future I.E.P.’s.

Contact the Zane’s Foundation Office for your 30 minute appointment.  Appointments are first come, first serve.  Time slots are available on November 11 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  For your appointment, email us at or call 330-677-9263.

Christ Community Chapel, 750 Streetsboro Rd., Rte. 303, Hudson, Lower Level, Room 11

“A Seminar of Special Needs Trusts & Guardianship” – Thank you, Phil!

“A Seminar on Special Needs Trusts & Guardianship”    Philip S. Kaufmann, Attorney
A big thank you to goes to Philip Kaufman, an attorney with Stark & Knoll.   This seminar was very informative, and yet we got to see the charming side of Philip’s personality as he spoke on so many topics: special needs trusts, guardianship, social security, housing, and all of the other subjects that came up throughout the evening during the conversations.  We cannot thank you enough for coming, please come again!






Did you know???

Do you know where the Zane’s Foundation Board Members have their monthly Board meetings?

It depends.  Sometimes they have their meetings at the Offices of Anzelc & Associates, Inc. in Stow.  During tax season when their conference room is not available, then they may have their board meetings in the conference room at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.   However,  if the meeting is in the evening then the meeting will more than likely be in the Party Room at Beef “O” Brady’s in Stow.  They will also open up early for us so that we can use their Party Room during the day.

Even though Zane’s Foundation, Inc. does not pay rent towards a building of their own we have been lucky to find some very great places to have their meetings.  Thank you Anzelc’s, the SMF Public Library and Beef “O” Brady’s!

3rd Quarter Funding Announced……

The Zane’s Foundation Board Members are pleased to announce the funds that were disbursed for the last quarter that ended for the month of July of 2014 totaled $7,815.00.  These funds were sent to providers on behalf of seven (7) families in northeast Ohio.  Funds were awarded for:  summer camps and transportation, a communicative device, speech/language therapy, respite, and medical expenses.

A BIG THANK YOU to the Family Support Fund Committee for their hard work.  They are ready to start this next quarter that has a disbursement date at the end of October.


5th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day – Wet, Wild & Wacky!

Our Event was planned to the max….however Mother Nature played havoc with our weather on the day of the Walk……we had rain, wind, drizzle, a little sunshine, clouds, more drizzle, and on and on!!!  What can we do about that?

Thank you so much to the many people who came out and supported Zane’s Foundation for the 5th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day on September 13, 2014.  We appreciate you so much!  We appreciate your sponsorship and your support!  You helped make make our event a SUCCESS!!!

Extra hugs for our awesome Sponsors – you are amazing!!!  Kudos to Christina and Home 4 Lunch – the food was yummy!  Thank you to the Archbishop Hoban High School dancers….great job ladies!   Thank you to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department for making us safe on our Walk……and a BIG HUG for the Mascot from SportsClips Haircuts in Stow!  We hope you were able to stay dry….

Corporate Sponsors for the Walk:  American Testing Technologies; TheDJCrew; Total Education Solutions; Longhorn Steakhouse; Anzelc & Associates, Inc.; Big Lots, Stow; Party Animals of Ohio;TGIFriday’s, Stow; Young’s Screenprinting & Embroidery; Klaben Auto Stores, Inc.; Peggy Pugh, AVON Rep.,; Summit DD; Metropolis Popcorn; Western Reserve Hospital; Dairy Queen, Portage Trail; Sully’s Tool & Party Rental; Akron Children’s Hospital; Bridget Francisco, thirty-one Sales Consultant; Abilities First, LLC; Language Learning Associates & P.R.N Services; Hoban Dance Team; Pat Catan’s Craft Center/CFalls, Play It Again Sports, and more!

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Two important dates to announce!!!!

It seems like just a day or two ago that we had our Spring Fundraiser and Casino Night, but it was actually a month ago, but we have already set the calendar and reserved for next year!  The 5th Annual Spring Fundraiser & Casino Night will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Right around the corner is the 5th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day!  This year our event will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Bolich Middle School.  Cuyahoga Falls City Schools will again be our co-sponsor for this event.  Lots and lots of details to come!