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State Awards Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) awarded Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) a five-year accreditation for the quality services and supports it provides to people with disabilities. Summit DD joins an elite number of County Boards in the state to achieve this honor. Read More ›

Meet John Trunk, a Leader Dedicated to Community

There is no doubt that John Trunk, Summit DD’s new Superintendent, brings the professional expertise to fill the role as the head of one of Ohio’s largest counties.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the field.  “I started in this field as a direct care worker and loved what I did,” described Trunk.  Most recently, he served the Toledo area as Lucas County’s Superintendent for 12 years, as well as top positions in Williams and Richland counties.   Beyond professional experience, Trunk brings a very important leadership quality with him…a sense of community.

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Bridging the Gap in Children’s Services

At Summit DD, we constantly strive to meet the needs of everyone we serve. In recent months, Children’s Services staff noticed a critical need for families as they completed the Early Intervention (EI) program. From birth to age three, the EI program provides essential support to children and their families. Summit DD developmental specialists assist each family in all aspects of their daily lives. However, the EI process ends when the child turns three, leaving families to navigate the system with little support.

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