Spring and Summer Project Inclusion Activities Available

There are some fun new opportunities available right now through Project Inclusion. These activities are perfect for the spring and summer 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. Participants must be 16 years or older, and enrollment is limited.

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:

Jack Hanna Live

Join us as we experience entertainment at its best!  We will see the Jack Hanna Live! Show at EJ Thomas Hall, which will feature some exotic animals.  The following week, we will check out a comedian for a different type of entertainment.  The act includes stand-up comedy, impressions, and story-telling.

Event Schedule
1st event on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30PM at EJ Thomas Hall.
2nd event on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:00PM at Akron Civic Theater.

Cost: $20
Cost per accompanying caregiver: $35
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2015
Contact: Megan McGuire at 330-858-4882


Held on the first Saturday of each month, the Artwalk features nearly two dozen destinations for art, shopping, dining and entertainment with offerings that fit every budget.  Come experience local art, live music and fun!  This event includes art openings, gallery shows, demonstrations, and interactive art.  You are welcome to bring spending money if you’d like to buy something!  We will stop to eat during the night (cost of food is included in registration cost).  There is a free trolley service available to take us from one area to another.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  This class will meet, rain or shine!

Program Schedule
Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 5-9PM. Pickup at Summit Artspace (140 East Market Street, Akron). Dropoff at Akron GlassWorks (106 North Main Street, Akron)

Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2015
Contact: Christy Rolland at 330-535-8181

Home Grown Food

During the first meeting, you will learn about gardening so you can grow your own vegetables! During the second class, learn about canning, freezing, and preserving your fruits and vegetables!

Program Schedule
1st meeting on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10AM-12PM at Quirk Cultural Center (1201 Grant Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls).
2nd meeting on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10AM-12PM at Quirk Cultural Center (1201 Grant Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls).

Cost: $20
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2015
Contact: Christi Milletti at 330-571-1714

Exploring Akron – Questing

What is a Quest? It is like a scavenger hunt! For each of our journeys, we will follow a specific route, identifying landmarks as we go on our walking tour. At the end, we will find the hidden box, where we can read notes from those who were there before us, and leave notes for those who will come after us. There are many different Quests available in Summit and other nearby counties.

Join us for two Questing journeys! During the first meeting we will explore the grounds of Stan Hywet Hall and learn about its architecture and gardens. During the second meeting, we will explore the Cascade Locks, meeting at the Mustill Store.

Program Schedule
1st meeting on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1-3PM at Stan Hywett Hall. Meeting at the Carriage House.
2nd meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1-3PM at Mustill Store (248 Ferndale Street). Meeting in Parking Lot.

Cost: $20
Cost per accompanying caregiver: $10
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2015
Contact: Anne Marie Waller at 330-475-2370

To register for these exciting community events, fill out this registration form and send it to Summit Psychological Associates. Explore other community and recreational activities on our Recreation page.

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