Author Archives: Eric Bailey

Making a Difference, One Camper at a Time

Great organizations can help define a community. Since 1924, the Akron Rotary Camp has been shaping Summit County, one camper at a time. A project of theRotary Club of Akron, the camp is operated by the Akron Area YMCA. The collaboration between these organizations helps more than 1,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities attend a camp with a cause. Read More ›

Cold Weather Preparation Tips for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

As you forge through the winter months, it is important to protect yourself, your family, and pets from dangerously cold conditions. The same is true for individuals with developmental disabilities—many of whom may be more vulnerable to freezing temperatures. Please be aware of the following safety measures that should be taken to protect individuals with developmental disabilities: Read More ›

Ensuring success in the workplace

The perfect job—everyone seeks it, because once it’s found, it can define you as an individual. In the right work environment, you develop your skills and talents, discover new friends, and begin to build pride in your career contributions. At Summit DD, we believe everyone should experience these opportunities, including individuals with developmental disabilities. Read More ›

Andre’s Legacy

Just before sunrise, on Saturday, September 28, Jason “Zeke” Petrie stood with anticipation at the Akron Marathon starting line. Neither fear nor doubt could enter his mind, because he had immeasurable strength on his side—the support of teammate Andre Travis. Read More ›

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