Archives by Month: January 2020

informDD January 2020

In this issue of informDD, our monthly eNewsletter, you can read our new 2020 Action Plan, request a fun kit to celebrate Inclusion Day on March 2nd, plus learn more about our Family Engagement Program and on-demand childcare resources.

Family, friends help student with Down syndrome wrestle to the top

Posted Feb 16, 2020 at 6:31 PM

“We’ve seen a lot of improvement in Kade over the last two years,” Moretz said.

She attributes the growth to Kade’s maturity and the district’s efforts with special needs students.

“Springfield is very accepting of students with disabilities, so they are very much involved with other students,” she said.

In a partnership with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and the district, Kade and nine other students in Springfield schools work outside the school for a couple of hours a day.

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Middle school girls writing at a table

On-Demand Childcare Solutions

Finding a reliable, quality babysitter can be tough, as any parent knows. Whether it’s a one-time need or regular afterschool care, it can be a challenge to find childcare for older kids.  When your child has a disability, finding flexible childcare can be even more challenging. Fortunately, Northeast Ohio has a new Hero on the scene who is ready and willing to meet the needs of parents and caretakers. Read More ›

Council passes resolution

Posted Feb 11, 2020 at 7:48 PM
Akron Beacon Journal Regional news briefs

County Council also passed resolutions Monday recognizing March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month — which emphasizes education, employment and community living, with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board asking the community to wear orange March 2 — Read More ›

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