Author Archives: Tricia Perduk

Woman’s Disability Proves Her Inner-Strength

“I want to inspire others,” stated Cari simply. “Keep your head up and it will eventually work out,” her advice continued. Cari, who has a disability and uses a wheelchair, wanted to tell her story to motivate others who may be experiencing a difficult situation like the one she went through in 1982. Read More ›

Summit DD Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, has been accredited for a period of three years for its Child and Youth Services, Employment Supports, and Job Development programs with Governance Standards applied. Read More ›

Sizzle Video Shows Summit DD’s Personality

Summit DD launched its new brand and website this year. Our brand is a reflection of who we are. It was developed by those who know us best: individuals we support, families, staff, and the community. We don’t want to stop there. We want to give those who don’t yet know us a peek at who we are. And what better way to show our personality than through video?

For those who already know us, you’ll see the amazing people who inspire us, the caring staff who live the Summit DD mission, and the innovative supports that keep us moving forward. To those who don’t know us yet, we invite you to check out this video. You’ll see that we’re the community resource connecting families and individuals with developmental disabilities to the right supports to live their dreams.  We think you’ll agree, Summit DD is more than meets the eye and we’re just getting started!

Summit DD Health Protocols: Current Ebola Information from Summit County Health Department

Today it was discovered that one of the Texas nurses who tested positive for the Ebola virus recently visited the Akron area, prior to exhibiting symptoms. While there have not been any confirmed cases in Ohio, or the northern part of the U.S., we felt it important to share facts about the Ebola virus to keep people informed, as well as share Summit DD’s current health protocols designed to protect those we support. Health officials do not expect to see anything related to this illness close to home, but we believe that preparation and knowledge is our best defense. Read More ›

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