New Project Inclusion Activities Available

There are some fun new opportunities available right now through Project Inclusion. These activities are perfect for the winter months. They’re community-based, and a great way for individuals with disabilities to explore a few of the existing programs available throughout the area.

Project Inclusion is a program offered by Summit Psychological Associates, in conjunction with Summit DD, to help connect people with developmental disabilities to existing community programs and explore interests. Project Inclusion facilitators help participants get acclimated to activities, as well as meet others in the classes. Facilitators will then typically fade out within two to three classes, so that participants can enjoy full inclusion and independence in the activity.

Learn more about the current opportunities available:

Holiday Fun

Join us as we explore some local and historical holiday traditions. This program will meet three times. During the first meeting we will visit the Holiday Tree display at E.J. Thomas Hall. Next, we will learn about holiday traditions around the world.  During the final meeting, we will tour the mansion and grounds of Stan Hywet Hall and learn how the holidays were celebrated long ago.  Note:  The Stan Hywett tour involves a fair amount of walking outdoors, so be sure to wear your boots, gloves, and scarf! We will also be walking up/down stairs inside the mansion.

Program Schedule/Location:

  • 1st Meeting: Tuesday, 11/25, 6:30 – 8:00pm
    John S. Knight Center – We will meet at the main entrance.
  • 2nd Meeting: Wednesday 12/17, 5:45-7:00pm
    Fairlawn-Bath Library, 3101 Smith Rd Akron OH 44333
  • 3rd  Meeting: Friday 12/19, 6:30 – 8:00pm
    Stan Hywet Hall. – We will meet at the Carriage House.

Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 11/21
Cost for accompanying caregivers:  $18 (bring to Stan Hywet Hall to buy ticket at the door)
Facilitator:  Christy Rolland, 330-535-8181


Grab your good luck charm and join us for a night of Bingo fun!  Join Project Inclusion for two evenings of Bingo, then come back on your own for weekly Wednesday Bingo!

Program Schedule: Wed, 1/21 and 2/4, 6:00-8:30pm
Location:  Immaculate Heart of Mary, 2859 Lillis Drive, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
Cost:  $20
Registration Deadline:  1/14
Cost for accompanying caregivers:  N/A
Facilitator:   Stephanie Linton 330-592-5091


Learn to paint household or decorative items during this 6-week ceramics class. Project Inclusion facilitators will accompany you to the first two classes.  You will continue the class on your own during the remaining weeks.

Program Schedule:   Tuesdays, 1/13 and 1/20, 7:00-9:30pm
Location:  Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave Cuyahoga Falls OH 44223
Cost:  $20
Registration Deadline:  1/5
Cost for accompanying caregivers:  Free
Facilitator:  Jenny Jasiekiewicz, 330-535-8181

Intro to Knitting

Calling all knitters!!!  If you have ever longed to knit, but never learned, this class is for you! You’ll learn basic stitches, casting on, binding off, how to read a pattern, and will start a project. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided.  This is a 4-week knitting class.  Project Inclusion facilitators will accompany you to the first two classes; you will attend the final two classes on your own.

Program Schedule:  Saturdays, 1/31 and 2/6, 10:45am – 1:00pm
Location:  Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave Cuyahoga Falls OH 44223
Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: 1/19
Cost for accompanying caregivers:  Free
Facilitator: Anne Marie Waller 330-475-2370

Participants must be 16 years or older, and enrollment is limited. Contact Christy Rolland at Summit Psychological Associates today for more information or to register at 330-535-8181 or

Explore other community and recreational activities on our Recreation page.

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