Zane’s October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018


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October 9th - 6:30-8:30 pm
Community Meeting:
Community Connections
Robin Bacola,
Founder and Executive Director
Community Connections is an innovative disability community provider that was founded in 2015 with one client. It has grown and thrived to now serving over 100 clients in a 20,000 square foot center.
Founder Robin Bacola, has her masters degree in special education and is passionate about providing services that match each adults individual needs.
Some of the services provided are: job coaching, career planning, transportation, homemaker and personal care services, benefit analysis and planning. Come meet Robin!!
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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!

Family Support Fund Initiative Update

Congratulations to all of our third quarter recipients! Funds were awarded to eight families for summer camp at various places in Northeast Ohio. The total amount of funds that were awarded were $4785.
 Congratulations to the recipients! The FSF Committee is already hard at work processing the next group of applications. Thank you FSF Committee!

Medina horse ranch is helping children with special needs develop skills outside the classroom

MEDINA, Ohio - “Circle your horse,” said Sharon Biggins, Director at the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, while training one of the kids in the program.
It’s a place for support and training for kids with special needs to help them develop and strengthen their skills both in the classroom and in the arena.
"This is all about opportunities," said Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, CEO of Medina Creative Housing, the nonprofit funding this ranch and 18 other programs like this in the area.
Creating the opportunity for kids like Rachel Colahan to be like other kids is what it's all about.
“I like to ride them, I like to get on them and go phew," Colahan said.
They learn how to handle the horse, give it commands and even compete.
“A lot of these kids don't get to compete in their high school sports and community sports," said Biggins.
The team of nine athletes just got home from the State of Ohio Special Olympics Equestrian Competition in Cincinnati Ohio. They competed in Western and English equitation, barrel racing, show jumping, trail riding, showmanship and dressage, and came home with two gold medals, one silver medal and six bronze medals.

First Responders Training


ATN/AIR-P Parent's Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis

This tool kit is an informational guide to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It is designed to provide you with a better understanding of ABA, how your child can benefit, and where/how you can seek ABA services. ABA is a set of principles that form the basis for many behavioral treatments. ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA is considered an evidence-based “best” practice treatment by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association. “Evidence based” means that ABA has passed scientific tests of its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness.
Anyone can download the ATN/AIR-P Parent's Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for free here.
"These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks."

Cuyahoga County Provider Resource Fair


State Support Team 8 Autism Answers with Marla Root

Marla will be here to share information about how Ohio's funding and services are structured.
Learn how to strategize and provide some case management support for a behavioral crisis. And Learn about Autism insurance and access to treatment.
PAC meeting October 10th 9:30am- 1:30pm
All PAC meetings are free! Please R.S.V.P to attend: Click here to register

Transition Bootcamp-Portage County

Rec2Connect- Fall Brochure Adult Connection


The Arc- Family Forum of Ohio


Yoga and Mindfulness for Caregivers and Children\Adults with Special Needs

Aspies- Let's do Lunch (Green)


Bullying Basics

Saturday, October 6, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST
Each Webinar Session is 1 hour in duration! Join us for 1, 2, 3 or all topics!
BULLYING PREVENTION - Presented by Colleen Elbe, Attorney, Disability Rights Texas
WHEN TO GET HELP FOR YOUR CHILD WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES - Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas
CYBERBULLYING  CEUs Offered  -  Presented by Taiya Jones, Texas Dept. of State Health Services, Reg.1
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS THE BULLY - Presented by Grace Psychological Services, The Woodlands, Texas
SUICIDE PREVENTION  CEUs Offered - Presented by Marla Percy, Nat'l Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Ohio
See Attached Flyer for individual times. Remember Ohio is on EST and Texas is on CST.  Each session will start 1 hour later on EST than on CST
Register for this FREE webinar - Register here
Join us for the day or for the topic/topics of your choice.
Partners Resource Network is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers—PATH, PEN and TEAM. OCECD, Ohio's PTI, is a non-profit organization comprised of over 35 parent and professional member organizations. Staff collaborates with Parent Mentors to serve the educational needs of student's with disabilities. Texas and Ohio 's PTI's are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).