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 info@zanesfoundation.org 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”

“A Seminar on Special Needs Trusts & Guardianship”    Philip S. Kaufmann, Attorney

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

This seminar will cover issues relating to Special Needs planning including trusts and how the correct trust can allow people to receive Medicaid, SSI and related benefits.  Phil will also discuss issues related to Guardianships.  The who, how and where for Guardianships and the discussions that need to be made and the other topics related to the planning for parents who have a child with a disabling condition.

++++   September 9, 2014  ++++    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  ++++

Any questions, please contact the Zane’s Foundation Office at 330-677-9263  or email us at info@zanesfoundation.org.  Sorry, no child care is provided.






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 is Saturday, September 13, 2014

The 5th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day is just right around the corner!  We hope that you want a shirt…….they cost $10 or more (depending on the size) and they are black this year.   We think are the coolest shirts that we have ever had!  Order yours today!

We have been sending out our Walker’s Pledge Packets, do you want one?  We can send it to you!  Just let us know.  Maybe your team will win a prize……..the prizes are popcorn from Metropolis Popcorn!  Yum!

The goodie bags are getting filled up!  We have goodies from:

a popcorn sampler from Metropolis Popcorn:  a free appetizer with purchase of entree from Longhorn Steakhouse; a free appetizer or dessert gift card from TGIFriday’s;  a $5 Gift Certificate from our fav AVON Representative, Peggy Pugh, a free small cone from Dairy Queen, Portage Path, another $5.00 Gift Certificate from thirty-one Sales Consultant Bridget Francisco an eco-friendly bag from Western Reserve Hospital, a $25 Gift Card from Beth Kearns, Mary Kay Cosmetics Future Director, a bottle of water from Discount Drug Mart, a bottle of Purell in a gel holder, $10 Gift Certificate to use at Play It Again Sports and more!!!  Thank you so much to our sponsors!!!

We have a dance group coming from Hoban High School…..so put your dancing shoes on……there will be two inflatables…..lots of raffle baskets…..food vendor – Home 4 Lunch……lots of informational vendors coming……games….and new this year is a hands-on activity tent!  Pat Catan’s Craft Center will be sponsoring the hands-on crafts!

We hope that you will be a part of our day!!!  Contact us with any questions at 330-677-9263 or email us at info@zanesfoundation.org

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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“Getting ready for the Working World” – Thank you, Larry!

A big thank you to Larry Cassidy from REM Ohio.  Larry gave us a great overview of the past and current history the working working.  What an interesting lesson!  Not only did we get a history lesson, but we also learned some important tools to utilize now for our children’s IEP.  I got it…..we need to help them now BEFORE they enter the working world!

Thank you, Larry!

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!