Recreation and Community Activities 

Summit DD connects individuals to a variety of programs that foster community involvement.Depending on a person’s individual interest, there are many inclusive community activities and recreation opportunities available to adults with developmental disabilities in Summit County including, but not limited to:

Kiwanis Aktion Club: Aktion Club is the nationally recognized Kiwanis Chapter for individuals with disabilities. Contact the Aktion club for a meeting schedule or to learn more.

BLAST: BLAST is a program that provides social and recreational opportunities to adults who work in the community. It allows people to kick back and socialize with their peers and foster friendships outside of work. Contact us to learn more about BLAST.

College for Living: College for Living provides adults with disabilities with opportunities to learn and have fun in their community. Programs are offered four times per year in 4-week sessions. Previous sessions have included: art museums, Karaoke, the theater, guys or girls nights out, bowling, and nature photography to name a few. For more information or to register, visit The Blick Center’s College for Living.

Project Inclusion: This program supports adults with disabilities as they participate in classes and social activities with their friends and neighbors. The program helps participants explore their interests using existing community resources to expand social circles and develop talents and interests. Contact Summit Psychological Associates to learn more at 330-535-8181.

Special Olympics: Special Olympics provides athletic opportunities to adults with disabilities who are interested in sports. There are a variety of Special Olympics sports available throughout Summit County. Contact the Special Olympics of Ohio to learn more.

Travel Clubs: There a multiple travel groups in our area that can meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, such as Beyond Our Boundaries and Guided Tour, to name a few. Contact your SSA if you are interested in travel.

Senior Centers: Contact us if you are interested in activities for older adults in your community.

Contact your SSA for additional opportunities that are right for you.

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