Zane’s November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018

Zane's Inc News

This quarter we made funds available to 4 families to use for therapy and respite! For a total of almost $6,000.00!!!!
Our Annual Holiday Party will be December 11th. Stay tuned for more info!

Every little bit counts. When millions of supporters shop at, charitable donations quickly add up. As of August 2018 Amazon shoppers have raised $97,829,782 for organizations like Zane's, Inc.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Click here and save the page in your favorites so every time you shop Zane's, Inc. will get a little love.
Remember, only purchases at (not or the mobile app) to support Zane's, Inc.

On behalf of the families that we serve in Northeast Ohio, we thank you for support. We could not continue our mission to provide resources to children and adults with special needs without your support.



Receipts can be sent to:
Zane's Inc
P.O. Box 1642
Stow, Ohio, 44224
Thank you for your support!

Parent Transition Academy


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Visit Verification

CMS will be hosting a national call on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1-3pm ET to solicit stakeholder feedback on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation. This opportunity is in keeping with the Sense of Congress language in H.R. 6042, indicating that CMS should "convene at least one public meeting in 2018 for the purpose of soliciting ongoing feedback from Medicaid stakeholders on guidance issued May 16, 2018 regarding electronic visit verification".
During the call, CMS will address information submitted in advance through the previously established EVV mailbox ( and will provide an opportunity for individuals to offer additional feedback at that time as well. As such, CMS encourages stakeholders to submit feedback to by October 26, 2018. *Please include "November 7 Stakeholder Call Feedback" in the subject line of the email
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-(800)-837-1935
Conference ID: 33979177

Common Questions: Voting with a guardian and getting help in the voting booth

Am I allowed to vote if I have a guardian?

Yes, you can vote, even if you have a guardian. Your right to vote can only be taken away if a probate court declares that you are incompetent for voting purposes, specifically. This is very rare in Ohio.

If you have questions about this, contact us.

Can I get help with my ballot in the voting booth?

Yes. There are many reasons you might feel like you need help in the voting booth. Perhaps you can't physically mark the ballot by yourself or you need to have someone explain it to you. If you need help because of your disability, you can bring someone with you to help you vote. You can ask anyone to help you vote EXCEPT your boss, someone your boss chooses, someone your union chooses, or a political candidate who is on the ballot.

If you don't have someone to bring with you, the people working at your polling location will be happy to help. They will have one Democrat and one Republican help you together to keep things fair. No one who helps you vote can tell you how to vote or tell anyone else how you voted.

You are also welcome to bring a sample ballot or your own notes on a piece of paper or your phone to remind you how you intend to vote. You don't have to go it alone!

DRO's Voter Hotline will be open November 6

 The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. November 6, and so will DRO's Voter Hotline. If you have questions about voting or find that your voting rights are being violated on Election Day, call us at 800-282-9181.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

Parent's Rights in the Special Education Process – Participants will gain a functional knowledge of parent's rights under IDEA 2004. The six components of FAPE will be discussed and explained. Timelines under IDEA, as well as, the evaluation, referral and testing process will be covered. Participants also will learn the basic facts about mediation, ODE complaint procedures, resolution meetings and due process procedures.
Karen Prokop, OCECD, will present the above training
November 5th  6:30 - 8:00 pm
KSU Regional Academic Center
2745 Creekside Dr
Twinsburg, OH 44087
 Contact: Tisha Eisenhuth,  330-486-2289

ASPIES Laser Quest


Shining Light Special Needs Ministry Support Group

Kool Kids on the Tube


How to Find Confidence in Conflict

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12 - 1 pm EST
Difficult conversations and conflict are commonplace today, especially when advocating for individuals with health care challenges and special needs. Don't miss your chance to learn to communicate confidently, deal with difficult people, and get what you deserve. This workshop is free and open to all!
  • Specifically, you will learn:  How to have critical conversations;
  • How to create trust and understanding;
  • How to interject managed conflict into high level discussions;
  • How to use critical conversations as an opportunity to understand others and create an atmosphere that facilitates open conversation;
  • How to avoid critical mistakes that stifle communication and create hostility; and
  • How to approach every interaction as a strategic opportunity for future success.

Sensory Friendly Movies


Transitions Fair




Ask the Attorney

Come learn how to prepare for the future of your loved one with special needs and protect your hard earned assets & other benefits.
Support Group assisting those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families
 invites you to join us for a
FREE Informal Workshop
Ask the Attorney
with Attorney Donald S. Plum
1790 Graybill Rd #250, Uniontown, OH 44685
Attorney Plum has over 25 years of experience in advising and
preparing estate planning documents for thousands of clients.
He'll be presenting info and answers general questions regarding estate planning objectives including such topics as:
* Power of Attorney    * Guardianship    * Wills
* Special Needs Trusts
(to protect your assets & the benefits your loved one may be receiving )
*Other Estate Planning/Probate Needs
 Additionally, if time permits, we will be talking about qualifying for County DD services both as a child and as an adult.
(This brief discussion will be led by ASPIES Executive Director Joy Spencer-DeZordo.)
Tues., November 13th - 6:30 to 8:30pm
To RSVP or for more info about this meeting,
contact Joy at 330-745-5115 or
(We ask for an RSVP so we have plenty of handouts available.)
Location: Compass Christian Church
1900 East Avenue, Akron 44314

Connecting for Kids

November Programs
Speaker Series
  • Positive Play with Preschoolers, Nov. 13, 6:30 pm, Lakewood
  • Supporting the Social Development of Gifted Kids, Nov. 28, 6:30 pm, Parma
  • Solutions for Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders, Nov. 30, 11:30 am, Solon
Elementary Experiences
  • Music, Nov. 3, 1:00 pm, Lakewood
  • Music for Children with Moderate-Severe Disabilities, Nov. 3, 2:30 pm, Lakewood
  • Organization Station, Nov. 10, 1:00 and 2:30 pm, Solon
Check out for more details and to register