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Coming to you Live From the Living Room

Tired of binging shows on TV? Looking for something new to try? Then we have the perfect solution for you. Summit DD and ArtsNow have teamed up to create a series of online classes that are sure to engage your creative side. We have something for everyone. Best of all, these classes are for people of all abilities!

Throughout the month of August local artists and creatives will be offering four different classes, Read More ›

Summit County CARES Rental and Mortgage Assistance

Are you behind on your rent or mortgage because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Summit County officials are implementing an assistance program to help those in need. Here are the details from their website below. You can apply online by clicking here. Read More ›

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City Of Akron And Summit DD Partner On The Akron Games “May There Always Be Summit DD”

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt
Published: 06-23-2020

Akron, Ohio, June 23, 2020 – The community is at its best when we include people of all abilities, which is why the City of Akron and Summit DD are announcing a new scavenger hunt as part of The Akron Games called “May There Always Be Summit DD.” The FREE “May There Always Be Summit DD” scavenger hunt is based on Read More ›

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Maintaining Momentum for Students with Disabilities During the Pandemic

For years, Summit DD has worked with local school districts and Koinonia to provide a program that helps build useful career skills for students with disabilities. Koinonia’s Compass Pathfinder program (formerly ASPIRE) works with transition-age teens to explore their interests, develop skills and gain employment experience. This program is traditionally very hands-on. When the Coronavirus hit Northeast Ohio in early March 2020, that could have meant the end of the program. However, thanks to hard work and collaboration, teens from the Compass Pathfinder program were able to keep their momentum. Read More ›

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