Category Archives: Blog

Art Show Supported by ALL!

Over 250 people wandered the atrium of the Akron Art Museum viewing unique pieces of art and supported over 25 artists with developmental disabilities at Look Beyond: An Art Show for All Abilities on August 3. Read More ›

Dissecting the Savings

Summit DD’s operating levy makes up more than 80% of the Agency’s revenue.  That levy is set to expire on December 31, 2018.  To ensure that more than 4,700 adults and kids with developmental disabilities don’t lose funding for essential services, Summit DD will be putting forth a ballot issue to renew the levy on November 7, 2017.  This is not a new tax and will fund services and supports from 2019 – 2024.

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Where do our tax dollars go? A handy guide.

Summit DD’s operating levy makes up more than 80% of the Agency’s revenue.  That levy is set to expire on December 31, 2018.  To ensure that more than 4,700 adults and kids with developmental disabilities don’t lose funding for essential services, Summit DD will be putting forth a ballot issue to renew the levy on November 7, 2017.  This is not a new tax and will fund essential services and supports from 2019–2024.

The voters have asked for a simple explanation of where the money goes.  Simply put, your money empowers people of all abilities.  You can see how in the infographic below.

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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 ›

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