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 ›

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

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. Read More ›

Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy Resource Available for Local Citizens with Disabilities

Self-Advocacy is a powerful tool when used correctly. It can make preferences known. It can improve the quality of life. And for people with disabilities, it can help bring about lasting, positive change in society. All of this is why Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, made it a priority to go beyond simply promoting self-advocacy and created resources that others can use to teach or practice self-advocacy for themselves! Read More ›

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