Author Archives: Coly Puzzuoli

Summit DD Teams Up with Akron Children’s Museum to Create Play for All Abilities

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) and the Cleveland Sight Center have teamed up with the newly renovated Akron Children’s Museum to create an inclusive learning environment for kids of all abilities. Located inside Lock 3, the environment offers tactile, sensory-friendly play where kids with and without disabilities can learn and grow together. Read More ›

Winter Fest for All Abilities

Every Winter, Lock 3 transforms into a winter wonderland with ice skating, sledding, Polar putt-putt and more. Knowing that the best communities are inclusive communities, Summit DD saw this as a perfect opportunity to get everyone involved. For the second year, we celebrated all abilities by hosting a free, inclusive and sensory-friendly day of Winter Fest in Lock 3. Read More ›

Social Stories: A child’s best friend to new opportunities

Ever get nervous before a big event? Maybe you’re going to be around people you’ve never met or experience something new for the first time? We can all relate to that building anxiousness of the unknown. This feeling can be intensified for children with disabilities or sensory sensitivities. Fortunately, there are some tools you can use to help prep your little one for a wonderful new experience. That’s where social stories come in. Read More ›

All About Developmental Disabilities

We are lucky enough to live in a world full of unique people of every ability. We ALL have a story and the more we learn about each other’s stories, the stronger we become as a whole. Take a moment to explore these FAQs about developmental disabilities and challenge your knowledge about the diverse abilities in your community!

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