Archives by Month: February 2013

“Miracle Men” have made the world a better place…

Parents Meghan and Matthew Wilkinson approached first-time parenthood like most parents, with mix of excitement, worry, fear, and love.  Casey and Connor, identical twins, were born at 36 weeks into Meghan’s pregnancy and soon after they were born, were taken to the special care nursery.  They had not yet held or kissed their new babies when their doctor told them in a sweet, soft voice she had suspected that Casey and Connor both had Down syndrome, a one in a million chance that both twins would both carry an extra 21st chromosome.  Read More ›

Summit DD Celebrates DD Awareness and Urges People to Get the Facts

National DD Awareness Month began in 1987 through a proclamation issued by President Ronald Reagan.  His intentions were to mark the month through activities and efforts directed toward increasing public awareness about the needs of Americans with developmental disabilities.  In the proclamation Reagan urges Americans to increase awareness and support people with developmental disabilities. To date, much progress has been made with DD awareness, but there is still work to be done. Read More ›

Summit DD Superintendent Announces Plans to Retire

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The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) begins its search for a new Superintendent as its current Superintendent Thomas Armstrong announces his plans to retire later this year.  Armstrong has served as the Agency’s Superintendent for almost 13 years. Read More ›

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