Archives by Month: September 2013

informDD September 2013


It’s that time of year when you can feel the crispness of fall in the air! Beautiful colors start to fill the trees and cozy sweaters replace flip-flops for favorite wardrobe go-tos.

In this edition, we want to shine a light on 40 exceptional years of service, explain how we are making our email more secure, let you know about a study looking into waiting lists for services across Ohio, highlight an entrepreneur who aims to inspire, and show a great new video from Summit DD’s Children’s Services that helps families understand what to expect from their Early Intervention services.

Please share these stories and videos with your friends and family!

Building A Legacy, Mile By Mile

“Just because you’re in a wheelchair doesn’t mean your life stops!” These are the words of Andre Travis, spoken with great conviction as he prepares for one of the biggest moments of his life. Born with cerebral palsy, Andre has faced many obstacles in his time – but he doesn’t seek sympathy because those obstacles don’t define him. “We can do anything we put our minds to. It’s the tough times that make you stronger,” remarked Andre. Read More ›

Summit DD Chronicles Push-Chair Team’s Historic Race


On Saturday, September 28, 2013, The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, will chronicle a milestone in the quest for inclusion as “Team Andre and Zeke” compete in the 2013 Akron Marathon.  Last year, two friends embarked on journey to train for this local test of will, and this Saturday they intend to prove to others that all dreams are possible. Read More ›

Summit DD Implements New Email Security Measures

If you communicate with Summit DD staff vial email and those communications contain information that could potentially identify any person that we support, those emails will be encrypted beginning September 23. Read what information is protected and what you will need to do to retrieve that email here.
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