Updating to Pro-Sites 3.5 causing problem regarding Check-Out permissions

My Pro-Sites is basically replicating websites using blog templates. It has been established for 1-1/2 years using a strategy to simplify the admin for users including having admins downgrade to author after signup plus using other plugins such as User Role Editor, Admin Menu Pro, etc.

The Pro-Sites 3.5 now includes a Check-Out Permissions setting which only includes admin and editor. Now, none of my subscribers can access their account page. I need to be able to add "author" as an option for check-Out permissions.