Archives by Month: September 2020

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October Awareness: Disability Employment Awareness

October is known for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know that October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month? National Disability Employment Awareness Month (known as NDEAM) is a time to recognize and celebrate what people of all abilities have to offer in the workforce. Read More ›

Voting Resources

With the election right around the corner, we wanted to share some helpful information that can be used to support people with developmental disabilities who are interested in voting.

This attachment identifies the deadlines for registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and when early in-person voting occurs. In addition, it has some FAQ information if people want to check their registration information and what accommodations those with disabilities can access to ensure they have the opportunity to vote.

Below are links to 3 short videos regarding voting including the remote ballot marking system, and a link to the Summit County Board of Elections. Should you or anyone you know have any questions regarding helping someone vote, we would encourage you to reach out to them.

Video from Milestones Autism Resources: Voting Rights for Ohioans with Disabilities

Summit County Board of Elections Voter Information

Screen shot from animated film, Ian

ReelAbilities Film Festival Back for 2020 – Virtually

Summit DD, the Akron-Summit County Public Library, and the Children’s Museum of Akron , in partnership with ReelAbilities Cleveland are proud to announce the return of the ReelAbilities Film Festival – Cleveland (RAFF-CLE) – This year in a new virtual format. Read More ›

Photo of Summit DD Superintendent, John Trunk

Checking In: Summit DD survey, video message from the Superintendent, and more!

With all of the challenges that this year has brought due to the pandemic and uncertainty still ahead of us as we move into the fall, Summit DD wants you to know that we are here for you. Summit DD has been and remains open to assist you or your loved one with the same high level of service and commitment. Whether you are a child, teen or adult with a disability, we can help you navigate situations and connect you to the services you need to live your best life. Below is a message from Superintendent, John Trunk on ways we can help, and how your feedback can help us continue to meet and exceed your expectations. See below for a link to our survey to share your thoughts. Read More ›

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