Category Archives: Blog

Visionary Partner Offers Innovative Idea

Summit DD’s Transportation department recently began a project regarding cameras on the Agency’s buses.  The security company shocked us by not only solving the need for quality security, but also offering an idea that furthers the Agency’s vision of inclusion and integrated employment.  How did Media 144 Security Solutions do this? The owners suggested using this project as an opportunity for vocational exploration.  Their remarkable idea is now providing hands-on training that could lead to competitive employment. Read More ›

For the Love of the Games

Athletes are always looking for their next big challenge.  Alexis is no different. Though she competed in three different sports during this year’s Summer Games for the Ohio Special Olympics, she’s already looking to next year for her next challenge. Read More ›

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 ›

Eagle Scout Unites Community for a Cause

It’s an amazing sight to see when the thoughts and actions of a single individual impact an entire community. It’s even more of an astounding moment when the individual acts simply out of the kindness of his heart. On Friday, May 31st, one of these remarkable moments occurred at the Summit DD Ellet center. Devon Pangburn, a 15 year old Eagle Scout candidate, unveiled three raised garden beds that he’d constructed for the center’s garden club. Read More ›

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