Issue 3 was the hot topic on the Jasen Sokol Show. They got into the importance of getting out to vote and the many new and innovative ways Summit DD is helping families, individuals and communities across Summit County. Listen to the entire segment here.
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My Story – Audrey
“I was really upset when I had that first ultrasound. Is she going to be able to walk or play? I had all sorts of fears for her,” shared Audrey’s mother Clarissa. Audrey was born without a fully developed lower leg. But through a partnership between Summit DD and the University of Akron School of Engineering, Audrey “now tackles everything just like every other kid, and then some,” Clarissa continued. This innovative partnership was created by Summit DD staff in order to meet the unique needs of the kids they support. Over the course of many months, the engineers volunteered their time and developed an adaptable prosthetic that Audrey could wear comfortably and grow into. With the new prosthetic, Audrey is now accomplishing so much. “The sky is the limit for her,” shared Audrey’s Summit DD Developmental Specialist, Bethanee Davis. Read More ›
Five Easy Ways to Spread the Word Online
Help us pass Summit DD’s levy, Issue 3, on Nov. 7 by becoming a social media ambassador! Don’t worry, it’s super easy and we’ve mapped out five easy ways you can help spread the word to your Facebook friends, family, and coworkers! Read More ›
When a child is diagnosed with a developmental disability, it can be very challenging for a family. Recent estimates in the United States show that about one in six children from ages 3 to 17 have a developmental disability. Read More ›