Author Archives: Billie Jo David

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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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Screening for Success: Common Ages and Stages

Milestones provide important clues about your child’s development. While every child is different, below is a guide to a few of the common milestones for different age groups. Find your child’s age and check each milestone that your child is able to successfully accomplish. Read More ›

Summit DD Leadership Takes Oath

Leadership Tree Chart

When Superintendent John Trunk took the top post at Summit DD he made it a priority to talk to as many key stakeholders as possible and continue to build on Summit DD’s rich history of being a resource in the community, a champion for the rights of people with disabilities and their families.  After seven months on the job, a few key internal initiatives are helping to increase communication and collaboration, both internally and externally.

Earlier this year, Summit DD’s 60 managers signed a leadership oath.  “When we sign our name to this document it adds accountability and lets all staff and other key stakeholders know what to expect,” explained Trunk. Read More ›

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