Category Archives: My Story

Joyce’s Journey

Making changes and exploring new opportunities can be unsettling, but if you have the right attitude and approach everything with a smile, like Joyce, you can make a new situation a great one! Read More ›

Circle K perfect fit for Kelsey and Franklin

When businesses and organizations come together to create inclusive employment opportunities for people with disabilities, the community becomes even stronger! Through a collaboration between Ardmore, Inc. and Circle K, with support from Summit DD, two new employees, Kelsey and Franklin, are thriving at Circle K’s Tallmadge Road Distribution Center in Akron.

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My Story – Brad

Life is full of transition points. They’re the moments you look back on and reminisce. Moments where a single decision changed everything. For a young man named Brad, his big turning point came about a year ago. “I remember it just hit me. He needs to try something new,” recalled Brad’s mother, Diane. For many years, Brad attended Summit DD’s Tallmadge Center. He was happy and had made many friends, but Diane felt at times he was “…standing still,” she shared. So together they embarked on new path that’s changed Brad’s life for the better. Read More ›

My Story – The Towell Family

Meet Joey. This energetic, fun-loving five year old has a smile that can melt your heart and a swagger that tells you he’s going places. He is dynamic and unforgettable. Joey’s parents, Tom and Jennifer Towell, call him their super hero. You’d never guess that Joey, who has Down syndrome, has faced a multitude of challenges in his mere five years because each time he faces adversity, he and his wide network of supports come out stronger and more determined – like super heroes, you could say. Read More ›

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