Category Archives: Blog

Bridging the Gap in Children’s Services

At Summit DD, we constantly strive to meet the needs of everyone we serve. In recent months, Children’s Services staff noticed a critical need for families as they completed the Early Intervention (EI) program. From birth to age three, the EI program provides essential support to children and their families. Summit DD developmental specialists assist each family in all aspects of their daily lives. However, the EI process ends when the child turns three, leaving families to navigate the system with little support.

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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 ›

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