Archives by Month: November 2014

New Project Inclusion Activities Available

There are some fun new opportunities available right now through Project Inclusion. These activities are perfect for the winter months. They’re community-based, and a great way for individuals with disabilities to explore a few of the existing programs available throughout the area. Read More ›

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


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 ›

Summit DD Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, has been accredited for a period of three years for its Child and Youth Services, Employment Supports, and Job Development programs with Governance Standards applied. Read More ›

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