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LA 2015 Special Olympic World Summer Games Comes to US for First Time in 16 Years

Los Angeles will host the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games July 25 – August 2. More than 7,000 Special Olympic athletes from 170 nations are expected to compete in 25 Olympic-type sports, which include aquatics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer), golf, gymnastics and volleyball among others. The Games could bring Read More ›


Project Inclusion Summer Activities Now Available

Check out these great summer activities available through Project Inclusion. They’re community-based, and a great way for individuals with disabilities to explore a few of the existing programs available throughout the area. Read More ›


Summit DD Enhances Free Choice of Provider Process for Adults with Disabilities

Summit DD Service and Support Administrators, or SSAs, have many roles and play an important part in the lives of over 2,000 adults in Summit County. They help connect people with disabilities to the services and supports they need, but it’s important to note that they do not choose the providers for people. Not only are there rules against choosing providers for an individual, but assigning someone to a provider they had no say in would rob that person of their right to choose! This process (commonly referred to as “free choice of provider”), though essential, is a timely one for each SSA. That’s why Summit DD now has a designated SSA who will assist adults and their teams through the process of finding and choosing a provider that best meets their needs. Read More ›


Recreation Guide for Kids: Great Clubs, Classes and Activities in Akron and Cleveland

Are you looking for something fun, interesting and engaging for your child with special needs to do and make new friends while having fun and learning?  Check out our 2015 Recreation Guide for Kids. We’ve compiled a list of some fantastic options for clubs, camps, classes and events in and around Cleveland and Akron.  Take a look! Read More ›

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