Author Archives: Tricia Perduk

Service Coordination: SSA or RSS?

Summit DD is the community connector to services and resources for people with developmental disabilities. We connect people to their communities through service coordination staff such as Service and Support Administrators (SSAs) and Referral and Support Specialists (RSSs). Both of these team members can connect you to the resources that are right for you. But how do you know if you need an SSA or an RSS? What’s the difference between the two? What if you need to switch between the two? Fortunately, we’ve put together a handy list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand your Summit DD support options. Read More ›

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that allows you to work with individuals who have developmental disabilities? Maybe you have the desire to help or talents that could be put to good use? Find out about some of the volunteer opportunities available near you. Read More ›

Inclusion Day: March 16

It’s Inclusion Day time again. Grab your orange and let’s get ready to celebrate DD Awareness Month in style on March 16!  Read More ›

A New Take on your Person-Centered ISP

You might notice a few changes in your Individualized Service Plan (ISP) during your next annual meeting. As you know, your ISP is the blueprint for your services, funding, connections and goals for the coming year. You and your team create the direction and priorities, while your provider and Service and Support Administrator (SSA) or Referral and Support Specialist (RSS) monitor and set the plan in motion.

ISPs need to be clear, easy to understand and contain real outcomes. In an effort to keep your team and providers working together effectively and efficiently, Summit DD has made a few modifications to the ISP format to help everyone involved. Find out what has changed. Read More ›

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