Author Archives: Coly Puzzuoli

The World Through Nicholas’ Eyes on Etsy

Often times in life we come to a crossroads. It’s easy to see two paths and feel the need to decide between them. But every once in a while an outside-the-box thinker comes along and creates a whole new path of their own. That is the case for Nicholas, who after transitioning out of his day program, decided to start his own business on Etsy, selling paintings and various art pieces. Read More ›

Spring Activity Guide 2017

Spring is around the corner! Which means it’s time to start gearing up for some sunny, family fun. Check out a few of the great events happening in our community this season. And be sure to check out our event calendar for more activities!

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Get Involved on Inclusion Day

Inclusion means that every person, of every ability, should have the opportunity to fully engage, contribute and participate in their community. How does this happen? This happens when the whole community gets involved! That’s why for the second year we’re calling on classrooms, workplaces and the community as a whole to celebrate Inclusion Day as a part DD Awareness Month on March 16th. That means wearing orange on March 16th and using the hashtag #includeME to spread inclusion pride throughout the community.

But that’s only the beginning! We’ve also put together this guide with resources, tips, ideas, activities and events as a blueprint for your journey to inclusion. Take what you learn and make it your own! Read More ›

Local Centers Welcome Senior Citizens of All Abilities

When you walk into Ohio Living, a senior day center located in West Akron, you can expect to see lots of activity. You might see socializing amongst cups of coffee, nostalgic stories shared to the soundtrack of music therapy and occasionally fierce competitions of Wii bowling. But the best part of Ohio Living is the people, all diverse in personalities and backgrounds, and now, after welcoming a collaboration with Summit DD, diverse in all abilities. Read More ›

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