Category Archives: Blog

The King of the Falls

There’s only so much time in this world and most days it can seem like there isn’t enough. Kenny King manages to use each second bettering the town he loves, Cuyahoga Falls. Every morning, for decades, Kenny embarks on his day and leaves behind a wake of genuine joy, goodwill and wisdom. With his countless community contributions, it’s no wonder why he’s called the King of the Falls. Read More ›

What 47% of Residents Don’t Know… yet.

Almost half of the residents of Summit County do NOT believe that children with special needs should be included in classrooms with their typically developing peers.  Although sentiment has improved over the past five years, this is a shocking and sobering statistic.  There is a great deal of work to be done in educating others about developmental disabilities and the importance of inclusion.  Summit DD’s CPI program was designed to do just that. Read More ›

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It’s All About Kids preschool welcomes all kids, regardless of disability

When you walk into It’s All About Kids Preschool it appears to be just like any other preschool.  You can hear the sweet sound of children’s giggles, preschoolers sitting in brightly colored classrooms listening to their favorite stories, teachers patiently working with their students preparing them for the years of school that lie ahead of them.  What makes It’s All About Kids Preschool different is that it IS all about kids, whether they have special needs or not.  In the two-year old classroom you will find Joey, laughing and playing with his friends, and though he can’t talk or walk yet he gains new skills every day and his classmates know him as their friend. Read More ›

Parents share the joy their son has brought them…

The first half of the Callahan’s pregnancy was uneventful. The soon-to-be parents had chosen not to find out the sex of the baby, much to the chagrin of their less patient friends and family.  But when a routine doctor visit turned up concerns, the couple’s first pregnancy became anything but mundane.  Additional tests were ordered and revealed much more than the sex of their baby boy.  The tests seemed to lead to more questions than answers.  Specialists were consulted from all over the country, but none could interpret what they were seeing.  Doctors prepared Larry and Christine for the worst, that their baby may not survive. Christine eventually spent the final three weeks of her pregnancy on bed rest in the hospital. Read More ›

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