Category Archives: News

Set Your Child Up for Success – TODAY

A child’s path to success begins long before school starts. Often, developmental delays are not recognized until elementary school or later. For instance, if your child is not walking, talking, or meeting other developmental milestones like children their same age, or if your child has a medical condition which might be causing their development to be delayed, you may feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. Good news, Summit DD can help!

Read More ›

informDD May 2019

Learn more about a new Summit DD middle school learning experience, plus read informative articles about our recent three-year accreditation, a summer bingo program with Akron Public Library, and a successful teen transition program.

Summit DD Receives Three-Year Accreditation

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, has received a three-year accreditation from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the maximum level an organization can receive.

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities conducts reviews of each county board of developmental disabilities to ensure they are meeting standards outlined in Ohio Administrative Code.  Based on the outcome of the review the county board may receive an accreditation from one to three years.  Earlier this year a team of professional surveyors were on-site in Summit County to review all aspects of its operations and how successfully Summit DD is connecting people with disabilities to the community.

“The results of our accreditation review can be attributed to our dedicated staff who work incredibly hard to provide quality services to those we support,” stated Summit DD Superintendent John Trunk.

Areas reviewed included person-centered service planning, Medicaid management, community inclusion, Early Intervention, health and safety assurance, and provider oversight, among others. 

“Summit DD has demonstrated more than fifty years of innovation in connecting people with disabilities to the community.  Our success is dependent upon the achievements of those we serve and the support of the community,” continued Trunk.

Summit DD was identified as having best practices for its person-centered planning process, oversight and support of more than 500 private disability service providers, practices to ensure health and safety, and innovative community integration.

informDD April 2019

Get ready for summer with a fun inclusive activity guide and some handy camp tips! Plus, learn about recent state budget updates and the importance of tummy time.

  • Sign Up for our eNewsletter informDD

    Get all the latest news and information delivered right to your inbox! Just down to the blue banner at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. It’s that easy!

© Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board