Category Archives: In the News

Kids wearing orange t-shirts at the zoo looking at swimming penguins through glass

Akron Zoo to host Inclusion Day March 2

By Megan Becka, special to
Posted Feb 21, 2020

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo, in partnership with the Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities, is offering free admission to guests who wear orange to the zoo on Monday, March 2 for Inclusion Day. Read More ›

City of Green Announces 2020 Class of Green CLI

By Suburbanite staff report
Posted at 9:19 AM

GREEN The City of Green is pleased to announce the selection of 18 individuals for the 2020 Community Leadership Initiative (CLI) program. The Green CLI is a unique experience customized to serve a specific community to foster and encourage community engagement and community development Read More ›

Family, friends help student with Down syndrome wrestle to the top

Posted Feb 16, 2020 at 6:31 PM

“We’ve seen a lot of improvement in Kade over the last two years,” Moretz said.

She attributes the growth to Kade’s maturity and the district’s efforts with special needs students.

“Springfield is very accepting of students with disabilities, so they are very much involved with other students,” she said.

In a partnership with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and the district, Kade and nine other students in Springfield schools work outside the school for a couple of hours a day.

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Council passes resolution

Posted Feb 11, 2020 at 7:48 PM
Akron Beacon Journal Regional news briefs

County Council also passed resolutions Monday recognizing March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month — which emphasizes education, employment and community living, with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board asking the community to wear orange March 2 — Read More ›

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