WHO WE SERVE

Who Will Benefit from this Organization?

Children and adults with special needs that live in NORTHEAST OHIO (Northeast Ohio includes the following counties:  Ashtabula, Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawus, and Wayne).

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Where Our Funding is Going

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How Funding is Helping Our Families

When is this Funding Available?

A parent or legal guardian may apply for funding assistance for a child or adult ONCE per calendar year.

What is Considered Special Needs?

Special needs is used to describe a life-long disability attributed to developmental and/or intellectual impairments. An individual who has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Service Plan (ISP) is included. These disabilities affect daily functioning in the following areas: capacity for independent living, economic self-sufficiency, learning, mobility, social skills, receptive and expressive language, self-care, and self-direction.

Financial support may be designated for camps, various therapies, medical expenses, respite, assistive or adaptive equipment, and/or communicative devices that are necessary to meet daily challenges.

Application Steps

  1. Your information will be kept confidential. Once you push the “SEND MESSAGE” button, your completed application will automatically be forwarded to us. You only need to fill out the Application ONCE. You will receive an immediate email confirmation explaining what you need to do next. (If you do not; please check your spam folder.)
  2. If you are applying for services (such as therapy), a “letter of service” must come from the service provider outlining the service that you will receive, the cost per session and the length of treatment. This letter must come on letterhead and have an original signature on it. We cannot accept a copy. For equipment, you must give us a copy of where this item may be purchased.
  3. The guidelines for respite or Summer Camp Aides are case by case and your provider must be approved by the Zane’s Board of Directors. You need to pick a provider so that there will be up-to-date CPR classes, First Aid, and a background check.
  4. All applicants who are asking for Summer Camp funding must have an open file no later than April 1 of the calendar year. We are sorry, but there are no exceptions.
  5. Please understand that Zane’s will not pay for past due bills or services. We will only pay for services going forward. Checks will not be given to you. Checks are only be given to the providers of services or businesses.
  6. We will ask for more documents as time continues. We do not return any of your documentation to you. Every family is required to attend a face to face interview with a Board Member.

Any question that is not addressed here, please contact our office at info@zanesinc.org or by calling 330-677-ZANE (330-677-9263).

Zane’s Inc.
P.O. Box 1642
Stow, OH 44224

Application Process

Fill out the following Application if you would like to be considered for funding from Zane's Family Support Fund initiative. Those eligible for funding are children and adults with special needs from Northeast Ohio. A parent or legal guardian may apply for assistance ONCE" per calendar year.

Application for Zane's Family Support Fund Initiative

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