Category Archives: Stories

Summit County Special Olympians Sweep USA Games

Thousands of athletes from all over the nation recently took over Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games. At the closing ceremonies, after a week of tough competition, three Summit County Olympians stood proudly with gold medals draped around their necks. Read More ›

Kids Form Push-Chair Team to Take On Cleveland Triathlon

In just a few short weeks, two Summit County residents are going to show us that our community should never be divided based on stereotypes or abilities. Their strength, determination and friendship will empower thousands—most likely, including you. So who is this amazing duo? They’re simply kids being kids! Read More ›

A Guide to Practicing Self-Advocacy: From Lindsey’s View

Lindsey has an important piece of advice to share with the world: “A closed mouth doesn’t get fed!” In other words, to get what you want, you have to speak up! Following this mantra at only 23 years of age, Lindsey is setting an example for what it truly means to self-advocate. She openly shares that she has faced many challenges over the years; however, this hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her goals. She recently presented and impressed her Individual Service Plan (ISP)team with ten pages—front and back—of progress reports and changes she wants to see in her life. With support from Summit DD and one of the Agency’s partnering providers, Blick Clinic, she is well on her way to achieving her dreams. Read More ›

Making Change by the Millions

Life is full of opportunities and barriers. We all have moments of happiness and hardship. During our journey, we rely on others for support. Our family, friends, teachers and community resources help to guide us along the way. We stumble, we fall, but in time we develop the strength to stand on our own. It’s in that moment of independence that we decide our future. Read More ›

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