Category Archives: Blog

A Sense of Community

Each year Summit DD processes more than 1,400 referrals in the Intake department.  Of those referrals, many are found eligible and begin receiving services.  But what happens to those who for one reason or another do not qualify for services?  How do they find help?  The answer may surprise you. Read More ›

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 ›

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