Category Archives: Press Room

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 ›

A Letter to Persons Served By Summit DD Work Centers

Tuesday,  June 18, 2013 Read More ›

Eagle Scout Project to Benefit Summit DD Ellet Center

The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) will be unveiling three, new raised garden beds for its garden club.  The unveiling will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at its Ellet Center, 2420 Wedgewood Drive in Akron.  The garden beds were donated and built by Devon Pangburn as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project.

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May Update on Board’s Search for new Superintendent

In February, Superintendent Tom Armstrong, announced his plans to retire later this year and the Board began planning its search for his successor.  The Board began its search this spring and has recently announced its plans to expand its search efforts utilizing the services of an executive search firm. Read More ›

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