Archives by Month: July 2014

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 ›

Summit County Special Olympians Sweep USA Games

Thousands of athletes from all over the nation recently took over Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games. At the closing ceremonies, after a week of tough competition, three Summit County Olympians stood proudly with gold medals draped around their necks. Read More ›

Summit DD Honored at Cleveland’s Team NEO Plus Awards

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The Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) Microenterprise program was honored during the eighth annual Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards, in Cleveland on July 9th. Winning the Fostering Entrepreneurship award, the Microenterprise program was highlighted for its innovative self-employment program. Read More ›

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