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informDD July 2013

informDD July 2013

It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the summer! Although summer is usually know as a time to relax, Summit DD remains busy and focused on our mission. In this letter, we discuss more on inclusive communities, employment opportunities with a new partner, a new position designed especially to help 3-5 year old children, and an athlete with a heart of gold.

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informDD June 2013

informDD June 2013

As national momentum picks up towards integrated employment as the preferred option for working-age adults, Summit DD begins a dialogue about transformational change. Find out more about how this may impact center-based services provided by Summit DD and what will happen next.

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Comes to Summit County

The 2013 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run Presented by The Kroger Company will take place June 23 – 28th across Ohio.  The officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through over 150 communities, creating awareness of Special Olympics and raising funds for the program.  The Torch Run culminates in the Final Leg coming into Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to pass the “Flame of Hope” to the Special Olympics athletes and signifies the official start to the Summer Games.
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Summit DD Begins Talks to Increase Inclusion for Adults

Summit DD funds and coordinates day services for more than 1,800 adults, including community-based employment and center based services.  More than 1,500 of those adults in Summit County receive their day service in a center-based setting.  National trends indicate that the most integrated environment is integrated community employment where individuals make at least minimum wage and work along side those without disabilities, Ohio has followed suit with the Governor’s proclamation declaring Ohio and Employment First state in 2012.  In order to expand opportunities for integrated employment opportunities, Summit DD has begun to evaluate it’s community- and center-based adult services. Read More ›

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