Category Archives: My Story

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 ›

Primary Motivation

Think back to your childhood. Was there a teacher or someone who made a lasting impact on you from your preschool or elementary school years? For a number of families in the Akron area, that someone is Stewart Preschool teacher’s aide, Christi. And making a difference in the lives of little ones with and without disabilities is her primary motivation. Read More ›

Roommate Adventures

Look out Lucy and Ethel, you’ve got competition! Gina and Sherwanna are not your typical roommates. Sure, they share a house, bills, residential staff and even meals, but what sets these two apart from other roommates is their desire to share adventures together! Read More ›

Little Amelia: An EI Success Story

When a child is diagnosed with a developmental disability, it can be very challenging for a family. Recent estimates in the United States show that about one in six children from ages 3 to 17 have a developmental disability. Read More ›

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