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Successful Transition from Services Stems from Collaboration

In March 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted a new rule calling for “conflict-free case management.” This conflict of interest, between administering and providing services must be resolved by county boards in the coming years. Since then, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) has been diligently working to create thoughtful plans that carefully address how Read More ›


Payee FAQs: A Practical Guide to Managing Social Security Benefits

What is a Payee?
According to the Social Security Administration, a representative payee is a person or organization appointed to receive the Social Security or SSI benefits for anyone who can’t manage their own benefits. It can be a friend or family member or organizational payee. When choosing a payee consider choosing someone the beneficiary feels will support them in participating in managing their money. Read More ›

Curtesy of Akron Rotary Camp

Teeing Off For A Great Cause at the Akron Chili Open

Summit DD envisions a community built by the abilities of ALL citizens, and great organizations, like the Akron Rotary, help further our vision and strengthen our community. Over 90 years ago, Akron Rotary started a project that has since served over 1,700 children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Northeast Ohio. Akron Rotary Camp, operated by the Akron YMCA, offers accessible camps for children and adults of all abilities. From an overnight summer camp, to day camps and weekend respite programs, Akron Rotary Camp provides an awesome camp experience full of arts and crafts, sports, games and activities. “We are very grateful to the community for supporting us all these years,” shared Amanda Warner, Director of Volunteer Opportunities and Special Events for the Akron Rotary Camp. “Our campers keep coming back year after year!” Read More ›


Partnering for Families

Summit DD believes that all children and families should have access to quality, inclusive child care. Our Community Partnership for Inclusion (CPI) program supports a variety of child care options in communities across Summit County. From children who need a little extra support to be successful in the classroom to little ones with specialized medical needs, our trained staff can help families find support in a child care site convenient to them. Read More ›

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