Author Archives: Eric Bailey

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 ›

Celebrating Collaboration

Summit DD’s Dream Out Loud Studio and the Autism Society of Greater Akron have teamed up to make this year’s Autism 5K & Walk a day to remember. “We wanted to do something really different as prizes for the faster runners and walkers. Our race committee wanted to give a unique and different gift that said much more than ‘I won a race,’” stated Laurie Cramer, the Executive Director for the Autism Society of Greater Akron. Read More ›

iPads Improve Efficiency in Summit DD Transportation

At Summit DD, we strive to continually improve our services. We believe public feedback is essential to the betterment of our Agency. Our staff also serves as an integral voice for Summit DD. Recently, Routing Specialist Sue Knickerbocker recognized a way to improve efficiency in our Transportation Department. Her innovative fix is now dramatically improving workflow, reducing costs and ensuring quality services for those we support. Read More ›

Making Change by the Millions

Life is full of opportunities and barriers. We all have moments of happiness and hardship. During our journey, we rely on others for support. Our family, friends, teachers and community resources help to guide us along the way. We stumble, we fall, but in time we develop the strength to stand on our own. It’s in that moment of independence that we decide our future. Read More ›

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