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informDD April 2020

In this special issue of informDD, learn more about Summit DD’s COVID-19 response and what we’re doing to help the community and those we serve.

Tables of critical cleaning supplies for DSPs

In It Together: Supporting Providers and DSPs through the Pandemic

In this new, ever-changing reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit DD made it our goal to be there for those around us. We ensure that children and adults continue to feel supported. We are also determined to ensure local disability providers and the Direct Service Professionals (DSPs) who work for these providers feel supported as well.

“As you can imagine, the demands on our provider network are off the charts,” shared Summit DD Superintendent, John Trunk. “And our Community Supports and Development Department has stepped up in a big way to support our partners.” Trunk went on to explain that providers are experiencing dramatically increased demands to Read More ›

Thank You! Gratitude Donation Drive-Thru a Big Success.

Thanks to you and your generosity, the Summit DD Gratitude Donation Drive-Thru was a huge success! On April 16th, we had a convoy of nearly 150 vehicles drop off thousands of essential items for not only adults and children with developmental disabilities, but also care givers and disability providers in need of crucial supplies. It’s amazing to see a community come together during a time of need. See the impact you made in the video below. Read More ›

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Summit County hosts a donation drive-thru for children and adults with disabilities

News Channel 5 Cleveland
By: Jessi SchultzPosted at 9:07 AM, Apr 16, 2020 and last updated 9:46 AM, Apr 16, 2020

TALLMADGE, Ohio — Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board serves about 5,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities through a variety of services and programs.

Billie Jo David, the board’s communication director, said social distancing and the stay at home order has been especially hard for their clients. Read More ›

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