Archives by Year: 2017

Get Involved on Inclusion Day

Inclusion means that every person, of every ability, should have the opportunity to fully engage, contribute and participate in their community. How does this happen? This happens when the whole community gets involved! That’s why for the second year we’re calling on classrooms, workplaces and the community as a whole to celebrate Inclusion Day as a part DD Awareness Month on March 16th. That means wearing orange on March 16th and using the hashtag #includeME to spread inclusion pride throughout the community.

But that’s only the beginning! We’ve also put together this guide with resources, tips, ideas, activities and events as a blueprint for your journey to inclusion. Take what you learn and make it your own! Read More ›

Local Centers Welcome Senior Citizens of All Abilities

When you walk into Ohio Living, a senior day center located in West Akron, you can expect to see lots of activity. You might see socializing amongst cups of coffee, nostalgic stories shared to the soundtrack of music therapy and occasionally fierce competitions of Wii bowling. But the best part of Ohio Living is the people, all diverse in personalities and backgrounds, and now, after welcoming a collaboration with Summit DD, diverse in all abilities. Read More ›

Celebrate all abilities this March

Each March, Summit DD celebrates National Developmental Disabilities Awareness (DD Awareness) Month, along with other state and national disability organizations.

DD Awareness Month is a time when Summit DD Read More ›

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Assistive Technology Apps: A Guide to Educational Apps for Students with Special Needs

As parents, mentors or teachers, we want all students to succeed. We are constantly looking for the best way to support children on their educational journey. Students with disabilities are no different. Their success also comes from the help of parents, teachers and mentors along the way. And now it can come from technology too! In our technology-driven world, there are a variety of assistive technology apps to help students with disabilities succeed. Read More ›

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