Change has been constant in Summit DD’s 50-year history. Summit DD meets change with optimism because it represents an evolution towards acceptance and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
It was 1972 when the Weaver School and Sheltered Workshop were dedicated in Tallmadge, on the corner of SR 91 and Howe Ave. At the time, the buildings were modern and represented the hard work of parents and progress for people with developmental disabilities. By the early 2000s there wasn’t a need for a segregated school, students went to school alongside their neighborhood friends in their home school districts. Summit DD converted the school to house its administrative operations, consisting of early intervention staff, service coordinators, staff who provide health and safety services, and provider support staff, among others.