Archives by Month: July 2014

Local Kids’ Push-Chair Team Makes History at Cleveland Triathlon

On Sunday, July 27 a group of unstoppable Summit County kids united our community. Together, they took the Cleveland Triathlon by storm and firmly made their mark on history. From every street corner, cheers for Team Ethan rang out. After one hour and fourteen seconds of intense swimming, biking and running, best friends and team leaders, Ethan and Rachel, completed the rigorous race. They were joined by 24 of their closest friends, classmates and fellow race participants. Side by side, they crossed the finish line as one. Read More ›

Summit DD Hosts Record-Breaking Self-Advocacy Event

Every quarter the Ohio Self Determination Association, or OSDA, selects a developmental disabilities organization to host a regional advocates meeting. This quarter, Summit DD was chosen to host the collaborative event. More than 120 advocates, support staff and law makers from six counties came together to expand awareness and share self-advocacy best practices. Read More ›

informDD July 2014

informDD July 2014

Amazing things come from hard work, knowledge and leadership. In this issue of informDD, you’ll get to meet gold medalists, learn about self-advocacy and get a glimpse of what’s to come from Summit DD’s leaders.

Summit DD Leadership Takes Oath

Leadership Tree Chart

When Superintendent John Trunk took the top post at Summit DD he made it a priority to talk to as many key stakeholders as possible and continue to build on Summit DD’s rich history of being a resource in the community, a champion for the rights of people with disabilities and their families.  After seven months on the job, a few key internal initiatives are helping to increase communication and collaboration, both internally and externally.

Earlier this year, Summit DD’s 60 managers signed a leadership oath.  “When we sign our name to this document it adds accountability and lets all staff and other key stakeholders know what to expect,” explained Trunk. Read More ›

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