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Tips for Transitioning from Summer to Back-to-School Schedules

After long days in the sun and a very relaxed nighttime routine, the switch to school schedule can be overwhelming and exhausting to both parents and children.

Lynette White, Summit DD’s Manager for the Community Partnership for Inclusion offers tips on making the back-to-school  transition less stressful for everyone. Read More ›


Celebrating Inclusion: Photo Contest

Whether you have a disability or not, we all want to feel like we’re contributing. In the classroom, social clubs or the workplace, communities are at their best when the contributions of everyone are included.

That’s why we want to celebrate inclusion in our wonderful community through a number a fun-filled events including Inclusion Day with the Akron RubberDucks and now our Facebook photo contest: “How do you celebrate Inclusion?”

Do you and your friends like to spend the day shopping and then catch a movie together? Is your little one’s play date the perfect place for friends of all abilities? Are you and your co-workers the perfect complement to one another on the job? Take a photo and show us!

Come on, help up celebrate inclusion! Simply enter your photo showing how you celebrate inclusion for a chance to win a family fun pack, which includes a four pack of tickets and meal to our Inclusion Day with the Akron RubberDucks on August 30! Check out our contest page and submit your photo by Friday August 14!


Bound by Friendship: Best Buddies in Ohio

Best Buddies, the non-profit volunteer organization that unites individuals without disabilities with those that do, is developing a stronger presence in Ohio with plans for opening a state office by 2016.

Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is an Read More ›

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Eligibility and Redetermination FAQs

Where do I start?

Your journey with Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, begins with our Intake and Eligibility department. Eligibility criteria is governed by Ohio Revised Code, but our knowledgeable staff are here to help.  Whether you are looking for services for your child, a family member or supports for yourself, we are here to assist you through the eligibility determination process. Read More ›

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