Category Archives: My Story

My Story – Audrey

“I was really upset when I had that first ultrasound. Is she going to be able to walk or play? I had all sorts of fears for her,” shared Audrey’s mother Clarissa. Audrey was born without a fully developed lower leg. But through a partnership between Summit DD and the University of Akron School of Engineering, Audrey “now tackles everything just like every other kid, and then some,” Clarissa continued. Read More ›

A Voice to Guide Others

Throughout the course of history, there has been a common trend—strong leaders have strong voices. They speak to create change. They provide a voice for the voiceless. A young Summit County man named Darick is ready to take on that great responsibility, not only for himself but for all people with developmental disabilities. “I want to make change—a difference, for all. That’s what I want to do,” Darick proudly stated. Read More ›

David Shines at Garretts Mill Diner

One of the best feelings is when you discover your passions and find a way to share them with others. For David, his passions are cooking and interacting with people, which makes his new position at Garretts Mill Diner in Stow a perfect fit! Read More ›

Zee’s Future is Right on Target

It all started with a summer job. Who knew that this traditional teenage rite-of-passage would help one young man find his voice and his direction? Read More ›

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