Category Archives: Press Room

Hope Homes Discontinues Operations, REM, Ohio to Become Provider of Record

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) was informed late Wednesday from Home Homes officials that the Agency can no longer ensure the health and safety of those its serves due to financial constraints.  Hope Homes will cease all operations on Friday, June 16. Read More ›

Summit DD Hosts 2nd Annual Community Give Back Day

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – On June 5th the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, participated in their 2nd Annual Community Give Back Day. More than 140 Summit DD staff members volunteered at several local organizations including, Haven of Rest, Emerge Counseling Services, Lakemore Parks, and six different Goodwill stores throughout the county. 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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