Archives by Month: June 2016

United Way Day of Action 2016

Summit DD staff worked together to make an impact in the community for United Way of Summit County‘s Day of Action on June 17! Over 50 staff members spent their time at EMERGE Counseling Services for the annual volunteer day. Volunteers helped beautify both the inside and outside of the Akron non-profit, which provides counseling and mental health services. From landscaping and spreading mulch around the building to painting interior walls and working on small renovation projects, everyone put in hard work to make a difference. Read More ›

informDD June 2016

In this issue of informDD, Summit DD gives back to the community, a local father shares his story, the Agency expands a youth jobs program, and we talk about the power of parents connecting.

Summit DD Expands Job Program to Youth with Disabilities

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, has partnered with the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services to bring summer youth employment to residents of Summit County with developmental disabilities and other special needs. Read More ›

Three Important Lessons for Father’s Day

Guest Blogger Shon Christy

As a father of five, Father’s Day has always been a special day for me!  It is a little more special because six years ago my first and only son was born on Father’s Day weekend.  Beckett was born with some health challenges and also happened to have Down syndrome.  We knew that he would have Down syndrome so that wasn’t a surprise to us. We had done plenty of research and talked to people all over the country from doctors, the National Down Syndrome Society, the Upside of Downs in Northeast Ohio, and probably most importantly other families in Summit County to help prepare us for what that might mean.  Read More ›

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