Category Archives: Stories

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 ›

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 ›

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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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