Category Archives: My Story

Ryan’s Story: Taking the Wheel in Life

“Life is like a car. You can either be a passenger watching life go by, or be the driver and determine where you want to go. I spent many years in the passenger seat simply coasting. So I believe that every single opportunity you have to take the wheel, do it! It’s a question of identity and integrity. Who are you?” Read More ›

Angel’s Army: Fighting for Autism Awareness

“Angel wasn’t diagnosed with Autism until she was 13 or 14,” recalled Angel’s mom, Denise. “We didn’t know much about Autism then.” Read More ›

Donnie’s Drive: An employment success story

From the start, some people just know what they want to be when they grow up. Such was the case for Donnie. Donnie wanted to be a mechanic since he was a little boy. Thanks to close neighbors, his family and his Summit DD Service and Support Administrator (SSA), this young man is now living his “dream job,” as he puts it. Read More ›

Julie’s Team Makes Transition a Breeze

Change is not easy for anyone, but anything is possible if you have a great team, like Julie does! Julie, a woman with a developmental disability and is non-verbal, and her family were faced with an important decision. When they found out Summit DD would be transitioning out of services because of a federal mandate, they needed to find a new provider. Read More ›

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