Archives by Month: October 2015

From Kent State To Successful Career

Leaving college and entering the workforce can be tough for anyone, but Elizabeth, who has Down Syndrome, wasn’t going to leave anything to chance. She was prepared for the transition Read More ›

Summit DD Approves 2016 – 2018 Plan

Summit DD’s Board approved its 2016 – 2018 Long Range Plan, outlining the Agency’s Mission, Vision and key goals for the future.  The 2016 -2018 Long Range Plan reflects the Agency’s journey forward and its changing role as a connector of services and supports rather than a direct service provider.  The plan emphasizes community connections, person-centered planning, and quality services. Read More ›

My Story – The Towell Family

Meet Joey. This energetic, fun-loving five year old has a smile that can melt your heart and a swagger that tells you he’s going places. He is dynamic and unforgettable. Joey’s parents, Tom and Jennifer Towell, call him their super hero. You’d never guess that Joey, who has Down syndrome, has faced a multitude of challenges in his mere five years because each time he faces adversity, he and his wide network of supports come out stronger and more determined – like super heroes, you could say. Read More ›

Employ-Ability Summit Aims to Connect Employers to Untapped Workforce

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD), in partnership with other local disability organizations and the Cuyahoga, and Stark County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, presents the inaugural Northeast Ohio Regional Employment Network (NEOREN) Employ-Ability Summit on November 5, 2015. The event will be held at the Tri-C Corporate College East location, 4400 Richmond Road, in Warrensville Heights from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Employ-Ability Summit is designed to Read More ›

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