Archives by Month: June 2013

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Comes to Summit County

The 2013 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run Presented by The Kroger Company will take place June 23 – 28th across Ohio.  The officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through over 150 communities, creating awareness of Special Olympics and raising funds for the program.  The Torch Run culminates in the Final Leg coming into Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to pass the “Flame of Hope” to the Special Olympics athletes and signifies the official start to the Summer Games.
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Summit DD Begins Talks to Increase Inclusion for Adults

Summit DD funds and coordinates day services for more than 1,800 adults, including community-based employment and center based services.  More than 1,500 of those adults in Summit County receive their day service in a center-based setting.  National trends indicate that the most integrated environment is integrated community employment where individuals make at least minimum wage and work along side those without disabilities, Ohio has followed suit with the Governor’s proclamation declaring Ohio and Employment First state in 2012.  In order to expand opportunities for integrated employment opportunities, Summit DD has begun to evaluate it’s community- and center-based adult services. Read More ›

A Letter to Persons Served By Summit DD Work Centers

Tuesday,  June 18, 2013 Read More ›

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Bridges to Transition: Preparation for Success

As a teenager, what did you dream about doing when you grew up?  Perhaps more importantly, how many times did you try something and then change your mind?  These ever-changing dreams led you to try new experiences.  Teens with developmental disabilities need the same opportunities to dream, try or change their minds along their journey to adulthood as their typically developing peers.  Thanks to an Ohio program, to date more than 1,200 Ohio youth with disabilities from 36 counties have participated in a program which enables them to explore and determine their own future. Read More ›

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