“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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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.
Meet Marvin. In 1964, he was set to graduate from Woodridge High School. However, after some confusion on a few class credits, he had to stay another year. Throughout his schooling, Marvin experienced unbearable bullying from fellow classmates. And in his final school year, it became too much to bear. So sadly, Marvin never received his diploma. 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 ›