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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State Representative Anthony DeVitis, R-Green, introduced Ohio House Bill 621 “regarding the admission of sex offenders to residential facilities for persons with developmental disabilities.” HB 621 adds an additional layer of notification to community leaders before sex offenders with developmental disabilities are admitted into a residential setting. This additional notification would require information about an individual’s treatment plan be released to law enforcement agencies and the community, which is not required of any other sex offender.
Summit DD collaborates with local organizations to meet the needs of families. Child Guidance & Family Solutions (CG&FS) is one of these community resources. The agency is dedicated to ensuring that children with intellectual, emotional or behavioral challenges and their families have the necessary tools to lead stronger and healthier lives. Read More ›