Archives by Day: November 13, 2014

Woman’s Disability Proves Her Inner-Strength

“I want to inspire others,” stated Cari simply. “Keep your head up and it will eventually work out,” her advice continued. Cari, who has a disability and uses a wheelchair, wanted to tell her story to motivate others who may be experiencing a difficult situation like the one she went through in 1982. Read More ›

Functional Relationships Model Provides Seamless Support at Summit DD

Changes

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) is committed to delivering right-fit supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities to reach for their goals. New initiatives like Employment First and person-centered planning will enhance the lives of those with disabilities, creating more opportunity for equality, wealth and social identity.  Ohio’s path to Employment First is underway. While we don’t fully know what the results will look like at this point, we do know that organizations like the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) and County Boards (like Summit DD) are working together with individuals and families as they redesign the system.

Summit DD leadership firmly believes that form follows function, which is why we’ve made some revisions to our structure as we prepare for the redesign. We’ve shifted from a departmental focus to a functional relationship focus, allowing us to provide seamless support for individuals and families. Read More ›

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