Archives by Year: 2019

Summit DD Receives Three-Year Accreditation

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, has received a three-year accreditation from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the maximum level an organization can receive.

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities conducts reviews of each county board of developmental disabilities to ensure they are meeting standards outlined in Ohio Administrative Code.  Based on the outcome of the review the county board may receive an accreditation from one to three years.  Earlier this year a team of professional surveyors were on-site in Summit County to review all aspects of its operations and how successfully Summit DD is connecting people with disabilities to the community.

“The results of our accreditation review can be attributed to our dedicated staff who work incredibly hard to provide quality services to those we support,” stated Summit DD Superintendent John Trunk.

Areas reviewed included person-centered service planning, Medicaid management, community inclusion, Early Intervention, health and safety assurance, and provider oversight, among others. 

“Summit DD has demonstrated more than fifty years of innovation in connecting people with disabilities to the community.  Our success is dependent upon the achievements of those we serve and the support of the community,” continued Trunk.

Summit DD was identified as having best practices for its person-centered planning process, oversight and support of more than 500 private disability service providers, practices to ensure health and safety, and innovative community integration.

informDD April 2019

Get ready for summer with a fun inclusive activity guide and some handy camp tips! Plus, learn about recent state budget updates and the importance of tummy time.

2019 Inclusive Summer Activity Guide

Looking for fun activities to keep you busy during the summer months? Well you’re in luck, because we compiled this comprehensive list with loads of inclusive events and activities to choose from. Be sure to visit this page often, because we’ll keep it updated throughout the summer season! Read More ›

Local Impact of State Budget

HB 166, “As introduced” version

The Ohio General Assembly introduced HB 166, Governor Mike DeWine’s proposed state budget for the 2020 – 2021 fiscal biennium.   Throughout budget hearings by the House Finance Committee on Health and Human Services, several key priorities of the budget were discussed that will have a local impact in Summit County.  The state’s budget priorities include investing in the direct service professional workforce, investing in children, investing in community transportation, investing in youth with complex needs, and investing in the quality of our system. Read More ›

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