Archives by Month: March 2020

Inclusion is Everywhere

It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, on March 2nd, thousands of Summit County residents and countless community entities joined us in celebrating Inclusion Day in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We laughed, we cheered, we came together and celebrated people of all abilities.

We know in times like these, it’s easy to feel excluded. If you’re feeling alone, stop, take a breath and realize inclusion is everywhere. It’s just a call, text, or email away. So pick up the phone and call someone you care about. Send a funny emoji to your friend. Email a coworker a silly joke. We are not alone. We are all working toward a common goal. No matter our race, age, gender, or ability. You are included. I am included. We are all included.

Thank you for celebrating DD Awareness Month with us. Together, we are making Summit County, the state of Ohio, and the world a better place for all.

Join us as we look back on the Inclusion Day celebration from March 2nd. And together let’s start planning how we are going to make next year’s celebration bigger and better than ever!

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Superintendent, John Trunk speaking at a microphone

Board Passes COVID-19 Resolution to Protect Health of Staff and Individuals

It’s clear in times like these, when information changes fast and frequently, how important it is for a leadership team to take immediate steps to protect the well-being of staff and the people we serve.  This evening, Summit DD held an emergency meeting. The Board approved a resolution that now allows the Superintendent to enact any proactive measure to safeguard Agency employees, without requiring additional Board approval. Read More ›

Director of Community Supports and Development Drew Williams addresses a question

1 Way You can Help Now

During this time of uncertainty, many are asking what they can do to help. Right now there is an immediate need for direct care workers to support individuals with developmental disabilities. If you (or someone you know) are looking for temporary work and interested in helping others, please let us know. Summit DD can connect you to one of the many quality organizations providing services to individuals with disabilities throughout Summit County. Training is provided at no cost to you. Read More ›

Summit DD Coronavirus Safety Precautions and Health Measures

We have updated this page. Please visit SummitDD.org/Coronavirus for the most up-to-date information.

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