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My Story – Audrey

“I was really upset when I had that first ultrasound. Is she going to be able to walk or play? I had all sorts of fears for her,” shared Audrey’s mother Clarissa. Audrey was born without a fully developed lower leg. But through a partnership between Summit DD and the University of Akron School of Engineering, Audrey “now tackles everything just like every other kid, and then some,” Clarissa continued. This innovative partnership was created by Summit DD staff in order to meet the unique needs of the kids they support. Over the course of many months, the engineers volunteered their time and developed an adaptable prosthetic that Audrey could wear comfortably and grow into. With the new prosthetic, Audrey is now accomplishing so much. “The sky is the limit for her,” shared Audrey’s Summit DD Developmental Specialist, Bethanee Davis. Read More ›

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Summit DD Seeks to Renew Operating Levy

On November 7, 2017 Summit DD is seeking to renew our 4.5 mill operating levy.  The continuation of funding is critical to ensure more than 4,700 ADULTS AND KIDS with developmental disabilities get the services and supports needed to live their lives to the fullest.  This is NOT A NEW TAX and will fund services from 2019 – 2024. Read More ›

A Voice to Guide Others

Throughout the course of history, there has been a common trend—strong leaders have strong voices. They speak to create change. They provide a voice for the voiceless. A young Summit County man named Darick is ready to take on that great responsibility, not only for himself but for all people with developmental disabilities. “I want to make change—a difference, for all. That’s what I want to do,” Darick proudly stated. Read More ›

David Shines at Garretts Mill Diner

One of the best feelings is when you discover your passions and find a way to share them with others. For David, his passions are cooking and interacting with people, which makes his new position at Garretts Mill Diner in Stow a perfect fit! Read More ›

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