Author Archives: Billie Jo David

What’s in Store for 2015?

2015 Operating Plan
Stay up to date on Summit DD’s plans and goals for the future by downloading the 2015 Operating Plan.

A Video Message from the Superintendent
Also, check out this video message from Superintendent, John Trunk about what’s in store for this exciting new year.

Sex Offender Protocol Offers Additional Tools

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) released a new supervision protocol for individuals with developmental disabilities who are convicted sex offenders. These protocols offer additional tools to support individuals with developmental disabilities who are sex offenders,and the communities in which they live.

“The health and welfare of those we support and the communities that they live in are our main priority,” said John Trunk, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) Superintendent. Read More ›

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HB621 Treats Individuals With Disabilities Differently Than Other Sex Offenders

State Representative Anthony DeVitis, R-Green, introduced Ohio House Bill 621  “regarding the admission of sex offenders to residential facilities for persons with developmental disabilities.”  HB 621 adds an additional layer of notification to community leaders before sex offenders with developmental disabilities are admitted into a residential setting.  This additional notification would require information about an individual’s treatment plan be released to law enforcement agencies and the community, which is not required of any other sex offender.

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Summit DD Launches New Brand, Website

After 47 years of supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities in Summit County, Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities announces its new logo, brand and website featuring an intuitive, user-friendly navigation with additional resources for families and citizens.

“It was important to the Agency and the Board that we collect input from our stakeholders during the rebranding process”, stated Superintendent John Trunk. “We wanted to find out if our customers agreed that a fresh brand was needed, what visual images would portray the value that Summit DD brings to their lives.”

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