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Spartan Sparkles Spread Inclusion through Cheer

Two, four, six, eight – Who do you appreciate?! Summit DD appreciates the Spartan Sparkles Cheer Team. Directed by Springfield High School’s Cheer Coach, Terry Kyser, the Spartan Sparkles squad consists of eight boys and girls of varying ages and developmental disabilities. Cheering with the high school’s team, the Spartan Sparkles are helping to further missions like Summit DD’s by leading the way for inclusion in our communities—and the outcomes are nothing short of inspiring. Read More ›

DD Awareness Month 2014 – A New Era of Inclusion

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, or DD Awareness Month. It’s a time to celebrate inclusion in schools, workplaces and local communities. Communities are stronger when they include everyone. What does it take to create inclusive communities? It’s not hard, but it does take everyone. Read More ›

Driven to Succeed

“People with disabilities can do what others can. It may take them a little longer, but with the support of others they can achieve their goals,” confidently stated Henry. Just about to hit the pivotal age of 21, Henry has already accomplished greatness. Through diligent training and determination, he’s earned a spot in the U.S.A. Special Olympics National Games. When asked if he’s a tough competitor in swimming, Henry replied, “I get reckless when it comes to racing!” It’s no wonder his nickname is Speedy. Read More ›

One Little Boy, One Big Impact on a Community

Shon and Brittany Christy have four beautiful children. Beckett, their youngest, was born with Down syndrome. When the Christy family got the diagnosis, they went online to learn more. “All we found were negative resources, and all we heard was what he’s not going to do,” Shon remembered. “But the reality was just the opposite.” Read More ›

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