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Three Important Lessons for Father’s Day

Guest Blogger Shon Christy

As a father of five, Father’s Day has always been a special day for me!  It is a little more special because six years ago my first and only son was born on Father’s Day weekend.  Beckett was born with some health challenges and also happened to have Down syndrome.  We knew that he would have Down syndrome so that wasn’t a surprise to us. We had done plenty of research and talked to people all over the country from doctors, the National Down Syndrome Society, the Upside of Downs in Northeast Ohio, and probably most importantly other families in Summit County to help prepare us for what that might mean.  Read More ›

Making Akron Beautiful: Green and Clean 2016!

Summit DD Teams came together to make Akron beautiful for Downtown Akron Partnership’s Green and Clean! Starting on Earth Day, April 22, and every Friday through May 20, members of the community pitched in to clean up Downtown Akron for the sunny summer months ahead. Teams from Summit DD’s Ellet, Barberton, Southern and Tallmadge Centers participated in the yearly clean up event. Read More ›

informDD May 2016

Start your summer right with fun events and activities in this issue of informDD!

One Parent to Another: The Power of Connecting

When you’re a parent, the list of questions you ask yourself on any given day is endless. Who is taking the kids to soccer practice? What about homework? And so on. But when you’re the parent of a child with special needs that list can get more complex. Is this day care going to be the right fit? Is my child receiving the right supports in school? Should we change her IEP? It’s easy to quickly feel overwhelmed and at times maybe even isolated. Fortunately, you are not! As an Agency Summit DD is here to be your partner, yet, sometimes there is nothing quite like sharing experiences with someone going through exactly the same thing. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the ways that you can connect with parents like you and strengthen your circle of support. Read More ›

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