Archives by Month: March 2013

DD Board Holds Open Houses for Developmental Disabilities Awareness

In celebration Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, invites the public to attend one of several open houses at its community-based adult centers.  The Dream Out Loud Studio artists will host an open house at the Ellet center, 2420 Wedgewood Drive, in Akron, on Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., showcasing artwork created by artists with developmental disabilities.  On Friday, March 22nd the Cuyahoga Falls center, located at 2355 Second Street in Cuyahoga Falls, will host an open house from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Tallmadge center will wrap up the month with its open house on Wednesday, March 27th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., at its facility located at 630 North Avenue in Tallmadge.      Read More ›

Service Coordinators are the Heart of our Agency

Service and support administrators, or SSAs, serve as the single point of accountability for more than 4,000 individuals served by the County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board.  They provide information and referrals for recommended services.  They answer questions about services, supports and coordination.  They also assist individuals in accessing providers, programs and services. Read More ›

Summit DD and Stow Mayor Honored for Raising Awareness

On March 11, 2013 the County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) and Stow Mayor, Sara Drew received awards for promoting positive perceptions and understanding of people with developmental disabilities, from Ohio Public Images (OPI) at an awards luncheon held in Dublin, OH.  The awards were presented as part of the celebration of DD Awareness Month. Read More ›

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It’s All About Kids preschool welcomes all kids, regardless of disability

When you walk into It’s All About Kids Preschool it appears to be just like any other preschool.  You can hear the sweet sound of children’s giggles, preschoolers sitting in brightly colored classrooms listening to their favorite stories, teachers patiently working with their students preparing them for the years of school that lie ahead of them.  What makes It’s All About Kids Preschool different is that it IS all about kids, whether they have special needs or not.  In the two-year old classroom you will find Joey, laughing and playing with his friends, and though he can’t talk or walk yet he gains new skills every day and his classmates know him as their friend. Read More ›

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