Category Archives: Blog

Being Self Employed Gives Emily Independence

Emily works independently out of her home office entering data from Little Tikes product registration cards.  She enjoys the freedom that many experience from independent employment, setting her own hours, being her own boss.  Emily laughed as she added, “I can even wear my pajamas to work”.  She eagerly awaits each visit from Judi Jacobs, a Summit DD Employment Specialist, who assists Emily in coordinating her work. Read More ›

Amanda Expresses Herself Through Her Art

Amanda and her favorite dog, a doberman named Sophie, made by her own hand, make the rounds as she works at Summit DD’s Dream Out Loud Studio.  Her bubbly personality shines through in all of her art and her talents are diverse; she can paint, draw, sculpt, sew and crochet. Read More ›

John Contributes to the Growth of Hattie’s Garden

In the Garden John is quite at home as he tends to the vegetables, weeds the beds, prepares the plantings and describes the composting processes with great detail.  John spends his days gardening at Hattie’s Gardens, operated by Hattie Larlham, in Bath, Ohio.  He is looked up to by his co-workers as leader, as he had been taught to garden from a very early age by his grandfather.  John has been able to live his dream of working on a farm with support from a team of providers, coordinated and funded by the Summit DD. Read More ›

Building A Legacy, Mile By Mile

“Just because you’re in a wheelchair doesn’t mean your life stops!” These are the words of Andre Travis, spoken with great conviction as he prepares for one of the biggest moments of his life. Born with cerebral palsy, Andre has faced many obstacles in his time – but he doesn’t seek sympathy because those obstacles don’t define him. “We can do anything we put our minds to. It’s the tough times that make you stronger,” remarked Andre. Read More ›

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