Archives by Month: May 2014

Summit DD Transitions Calico Center to Community-Based Childcare

Summit DD’s Calico center will transition to a new Community Partnership for Inclusion, or CPI, program called Paving the Way, beginning September 2014.

With integrated child care available throughout the County, Summit DD no longer needs to operate its own child care center, known as Calico, which subsidizes the child care costs of children who are not eligible for Summit DD services. Read More ›

informDD May 2014

informDD May 2014

With April showers taking over May, the best way to stay busy is by reading an exciting issue of informDD. This month we’ve got great updates on the nationwide Employment First initiative, an innovative Summit DD staff story and an article about a young man who’s impacting the world!

Good Life Facilitator Training Begins for Summit DD Staff

In our desire to continually improve meeting the needs of individuals and families we support, Summit DD is taking another step forward in positive change. This month, six staff members will embark on Good Life training through the Ohio Association of County Boards, or OACB, to help build stronger communities within the developmental disabilities field. Read More ›

Summit DD Continues Path to Community Employment

“Employment First” is a national movement based on the idea that competitive employment in an integrated setting should be the priority outcome for people with disabilities. It’s been just over two year since Governor John Kasich signed the Employment First Executive Order, making Ohio one of 26 states with an official Employment First Policy or legislation. Since then a statewide inter-agency Taskforce has been shaping the future of Employment First in Ohio, and their good work is already influencing Summit County. Read More ›

  • Sign Up for our eNewsletter informDD

    Get all the latest news and information delivered right to your inbox! Just down to the blue banner at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. It’s that easy!