Category Archives: Press Room

Summit DD Teams Up with Akron Children’s Museum to Create Play for All Abilities

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) and the Cleveland Sight Center have teamed up with the newly renovated Akron Children’s Museum to create an inclusive learning environment for kids of all abilities. Located inside Lock 3, the environment offers tactile, sensory-friendly play where kids with and without disabilities can learn and grow together. Read More ›

Summit DD Partners with Local Schools to Support Students

The Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, has partnered with Woodridge and Copley-Fairlawn schools to launch a Transition Services for Youth pilot program. The initiative is being funded by local tax dollars that were set aside by Summit DD in 2017 to specifically create and foster innovative programs.  Read More ›

Summit DD Announces Final Plans to Comply With Federal Mandate

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, began its transition plan, Our Journey Forward, more than 18 months ago.  This plan ensures the Agency complies with Federal Medicaid rules to offer more inclusive programs and to eliminate the conflict of interest that occurs with the County Board as both a provider of service and a funder and coordinator of those same services.

Last January the Agency released a detailed timeline to eliminate the conflict of interest by gradually transitioning individuals from Summit DD provided adult day, transportation and community employment programs to private providers.

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Summit DD Renames Barberton Center in Honor of Russ Pry

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, passed a resolution at the August 25 board meeting renaming its property located at 501 West Hopocan Avenue, Barberton, Ohio the “Russ Pry Barberton Center.” Read More ›

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