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Summit DD Sizzles

Sizzle Video Shows Summit DD’s Personality

Summit DD launched its new brand and website this year. Our brand is a reflection of who we are. It was developed by those who know us best: individuals we support, families, staff, and the community. We don’t want to stop there. We want to give those who don’t yet know us a peek at who we are. And what better way to show our personality than through video?

For those who already know us, you’ll see the amazing people who inspire us, the caring staff who live the Summit DD mission, and the innovative supports that keep us moving forward. To those who don’t know us yet, we invite you to check out this video. You’ll see that we’re the community resource connecting families and individuals with developmental disabilities to the right supports to live their dreams.  We think you’ll agree, Summit DD is more than meets the eye and we’re just getting started!

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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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