Author Archives: Eric Bailey

Summit DD Hosts Record-Breaking Self-Advocacy Event

Every quarter the Ohio Self Determination Association, or OSDA, selects a developmental disabilities organization to host a regional advocates meeting. This quarter, Summit DD was chosen to host the collaborative event. More than 120 advocates, support staff and law makers from six counties came together to expand awareness and share self-advocacy best practices. Read More ›

Summit County Special Olympians Sweep USA Games

Thousands of athletes from all over the nation recently took over Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games. At the closing ceremonies, after a week of tough competition, three Summit County Olympians stood proudly with gold medals draped around their necks. Read More ›

Kids Form Push-Chair Team to Take On Cleveland Triathlon

In just a few short weeks, two Summit County residents are going to show us that our community should never be divided based on stereotypes or abilities. Their strength, determination and friendship will empower thousands—most likely, including you. So who is this amazing duo? They’re simply kids being kids! Read More ›

Happy, Healthy Employees

When you’re healthy, you’re happy—a solid diet and fitness plan gets your blood pumping, endorphins rising and productivity skyrocketing. You feel like you can take on the world! Since 2009, Summit DD has coordinated an annual wellness program that empowers employees to live active, healthier lifestyles. “When you go to work it shouldn’t just be about doing a job. It’s about living a good life,” explained Summit DD Risk Management and Training Manager, Scott Hardway. Read More ›

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