“People tend to look at Travis and think he is your average child. There is nothing average about Travis! Learning to accept each child for themselves as an individual is important,” shared Travis’ mother Tonigail. Read More ›
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Your vote empowers people of ALL abilities. An essential first step is registering to vote. We’ve collected all of the handy tools and resources in one spot to make sure you can vote YES for Summit DD’s replacement levy on November 7th! Read More ›
Voters with disabilities can empower people of all abilities with their vote too! We’ve assembled helpful information, resources and links to help you navigate all you need to know to make your voice heard on November 7th. . Read More ›
Meet Jason. Through an essential Summit DD program, Jason has access to crucial assistive technology devices that help him access the world. Using digital braille devices, Jason can email and text on his computer and cell phone with family, friends and support staff. He has become so skilled in the technology, that he trains other individuals who are deaf and blind by working for a federally funded program called, I Can Connect. Watch his story below!
Meet Nathan, a recent graduate from Nordonia High School who’s embarking on his journey into adulthood. For many people, it’s an exciting but stressful transition in life. What should I do next? Where do I want to work? Who do I want to become? Some people have to start this journey on their own, but luckily Nathan has an amazing support system of family, friends, and developmental disability professionals to help guide him along whatever path he chooses. Get a glimpse into his journey with this video, My Story: Nathan.
“What I find most valuable about Summit DD Early Intervention services, is having another person in Katie’s corner. Having someone that celebrates Katie and recognizes her smallest accomplishments, is invaluable. Teaching Katie that she is accepted and loved and that her life is important and valuable, despite her challenges, is my most important job as a mom. Summit DD services help me to accomplish that!” proudly shared Katie’s mother, Ali.
Summit DD Service and Support Administrators (SSA) are at the heart of what we do. They make meaningful connections for those we serve through every stage of their lives. Recently, an individual who receives these essential services wanted to recognize the amazing efforts of their SSA. This is the story of Dee and Sheri.
Members of Summit County Council passed a unanimous resolution to proceed with submitting a six-year, 4.50 mills replacement of a tax for the benefit of Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, for the purpose of providing community programs and services to adults and children with developmental disabilities. The replacement of Summit DD’s operating levy will be on the ballot on November 7. Read More ›
Help us pass Summit DD’s replacement levy, Issue 17, on November 7th 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 ›
Did you know that Summit DD’s Summer Youth Work Experience and Career Exploration Program is just one of the many initiatives funded by local tax dollars provided by Summit County residents? Because of you, 120 young adults with developmental disabilities gained valuable work experience this summer! Read More ›