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Summit DD Health Protocols: Current Ebola Information from Summit County Health Department

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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Shared Living Increases Independence for Adults with Disabilities

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live, work and thrive as part of their community, regardless of ability. For adults with developmental disabilities, having the opportunity to have their own place to call home is just one part of that that equation. Read More ›

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HB621 Treats Individuals With Disabilities Differently Than Other Sex Offenders

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.

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Child Guidance & Family Solutions

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 ›

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