Author Archives: Tricia Perduk

Food Assistance for Those with Disabilities

More than ever before adults with developmental disabilities are living and participating in their communities with support from Summit DD. Supports can provide important services like transportation, home-care, or day programs, to name a few. Individuals who live in congregate settings, or in other words individuals with disabilities who share a residence as roommates in their community, have many of the same expenses as other citizens. However, many don’t earn as much as their typically developing peers. Sometimes income doesn’t cover all of the monthly costs for an individual with a disability and there is a need to help subsidize cost of living expenses, like groceries, through local funding. Read More ›

Summer Camp Funding through Summit DD

Summertime Fun

Summer is a time for kids to get outside, play, and of course, head to camp! From a kid’s perspective, camps are care-free places to meet new friends and participate in activities they enjoy. From a parent’s perspective, finding and applying for camps can be stressful and expensive. It can be compounded for parents of children with special needs who may feel their choices in camps are limited. Well, Summit DD is here to help. Read More ›

DD Awareness Month 2014 – A New Era of Inclusion

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, or DD Awareness Month. It’s a time to celebrate inclusion in schools, workplaces and local communities. Communities are stronger when they include everyone. What does it take to create inclusive communities? It’s not hard, but it does take everyone. Read More ›

One Little Boy, One Big Impact on a Community

Shon and Brittany Christy have four beautiful children. Beckett, their youngest, was born with Down syndrome. When the Christy family got the diagnosis, they went online to learn more. “All we found were negative resources, and all we heard was what he’s not going to do,” Shon remembered. “But the reality was just the opposite.” Read More ›

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