Category Archives: News

Everyone Benefits from Inclusion

Do you feel like the word inclusion is popping up more in schools, the news and within your own circle of friends? Well, you’re right. Inclusion is all around us in classrooms, workplaces, community events! We are just starting to see the many ways we can embrace the abilities of every person. While we have made progress in being more accepting, it’s important to keep pushing forward. Inclusion affects everyone, not just children and adults with developmental disabilities. Find out what one early educational professional thinks we have to gain from making inclusion a priority. Read More ›

Summit DD Continues Our Journey Forward

It’s been more than two years since the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted new rules challenging all states, including Ohio, who receive federal funds to ensure that services are provided in a more inclusive manner.  Those same rules mandated that county boards, such as Summit DD, could no longer directly provide federally funded programs to adults because there was a conflict of interest.  (Read more about those rule changes) Read More ›

informDD July 2016

In this summer issue of informDD, Superintendent Trunk updates our journey forward, and we connect you to a new statewide online community. Plus much more!

Virtual Community Launches to Encourage Dialog and Collaboration

loop-lgYou spoke and the state listened. That’s why on Monday, July 11, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) launched a new virtual community. The site, called Loop Ohio, is meant to help individuals with disabilities and their families learn more about system changes and encourage dialog. Loop Ohio is user-friendly and features message boards, webinars and mentors to help answer questions. Read More ›

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