Category Archives: My Story

Cailin’s Story: Over a Decade of Dedication

Did you know that nationwide, nearly 3.8 million people are employed at fast food restaurants? As of 2018, the average employee turnover rate has reached 150%. Which means a restaurant that employs 20 people can expect to see 30 different workers in the span of just a year. However, this statistic doesn’t include passionate and dedicated employees like Cailin. She’s been a McDonald’s employee for over 14 years and has enjoyed every minute of it! Read More ›

Chelsea’s Quest: Knocking Down Barriers for the Blind

Advocacy and self-determination are an important part of life for people with disabilities. They are crucial skills to learn and practice to ensure that a person gets the right support. For some, advocacy is a learning process. For others, it’s just part of who they are. Chelsea is one of those people who has always been a driving force in her own life. Now she wants to pave the way for others, too.  Read More ›

Community Partnership Helps Nearly 100 Local Teens

For the past three years, Summit DD has partnered with Summit County Jobs and Family Services to provide essential employment opportunities for local teens. In 2016, the program impacted 35 people and then in 2017 it grew to 40. This summer, Summit DD nearly doubled the impact—benefiting 79 teens. Read More ›

Kenny the Conqueror

Balancing your time between work, family and friends can be a struggle. Plus, making time for yourself in that mix can be even more difficult. However, for a young man named Kenny, he has truly conquered that balance. For the past several years, Kenny has found his anchor in the sport of bodybuilding. “I like feeling strong and overcoming the weight,” said Kenny. Read More ›

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