Category Archives: Press Room

Update on Precautionary Security Measures

The health and safety of our employees, those we support and the community is always our primary concern.  Earlier this week one of our employees received a threatening voicemail. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and local police jurisdictions took immediate action to make an arrest and help secure our buildings.  While we believe there is not an imminent threat, we have taken precautionary actions to further secure our buildings.  We will continue to practice extra vigilance during this time and will continue to work with local police jurisdictions to ensure that Summit DD is a safe place for people of all abilities.

Abilities Celebrated at Summit DD Awards Breakfast

Nearly 300 disability advocates, elected officials, government organizations, disability service providers and leaders in the community gathered at Quaker Station in Akron on Tuesday for the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, inaugural Appreciation Breakfast and Awards Celebration.  The event came at the conclusion of Developmental Disability Awareness Month and recognized community leaders and advocates for building communities that recognize the abilities of all citizens. Read More ›

Speakers Share Inspiring Words at Summit DD’s Advocacy Day

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – On Tuesday morning, over 115 people gathered at Ohio Means Jobs in Akron to listen to self-advocates and community leaders share their empowering thoughts. Advocacy Day, hosted by Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, brought together people of all abilities to focus on the importance of self-advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities. Read More ›

Summit DD Appoints New Board President and Officers

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – The Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Siegferth as Board President, David Dohnal as Vice President and Denise Ricks as Secretary. Siegferth replaces Randy Briggs as Board President, who served in the role since 2012. Read More ›

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