Category Archives: Press Room

Southern Center False Alarm

The Southern Center was evacuated late Tuesday morning. All safety procedures were followed and there were no reported injuries. The Springfield Fire Department was called and the Center was given an official all clear from the fire department to return to the building. For additional questions, please call Center-Based Adult Services at 330-634-8182.

Summit DD and Summit County Sheriff Join Forces


The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) recently entered into a contract for investigative services from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.  The contract will ensure timely and thorough investigation for all reported major unusual incidents, or MUIs, of criminal nature against any person in Summit County with a developmental disability.  Read More ›

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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