Category Archives: Blog

Parent Transition Academy a Big Success

In the first quarter of 2018, Summit DD partnered with six community organizations to sponsor a Parent Transition Academy. Hosted by the Summit Educational Service Center, this educational series was designed specifically for parents and guardians of middle and high school students with disabilities. The Parent Transition Academy was comprised of a monthly session from January through April and featured informational topics such as: Read More ›

Early Intervention Fact Sheet

Information about Summit DD’s Early Intervention service.

Summit DD partners with Ohio Early Intervention to create regional early intervention teams, saving families time, appointments, and confusion. Read More ›

An Eye for Change

Life can be a struggle—it’s a lesson we’ve all learned. For a young teen named Bryce and his mother Angela, they’ve taken their struggle and transformed it into change. “When Bryce was diagnosed with autism, it was difficult to find services where we used to live,” recalled Angela. “It was a ladder. An endless ladder finding resources,” added Bryce. Read More ›

Service Coordination: SSA or RSS?

Summit DD is the community connector to services and resources for people with developmental disabilities. We connect people to their communities through service coordination staff such as Service and Support Administrators (SSAs) and Referral and Support Specialists (RSSs). Both of these team members can connect you to the resources that are right for you. But how do you know if you need an SSA or an RSS? What’s the difference between the two? What if you need to switch between the two? Fortunately, we’ve put together a handy list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand your Summit DD support options. Read More ›

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