Archives by Month: September 2019

Summit DD Plans to Extend Community Reach: Relocating Staff into the Heart of Summit County

Change has been constant in Summit DD’s 50-year history.  Summit DD meets change with optimism because it represents an evolution towards acceptance and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

It was 1972 when the Weaver School and Sheltered Workshop were dedicated in Tallmadge, on the corner of SR 91 and Howe Ave. At the time, the buildings were modern and represented the hard work of parents and progress for people with developmental disabilities.  By the early 2000s there wasn’t a need for a segregated school, students went to school alongside their neighborhood friends in their home school districts.  Summit DD converted the school to house its administrative operations, consisting of early intervention staff, service coordinators, staff who provide health and safety services, and provider support staff, among others.

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Scott’s Story: 30 Years of Dedication at Acme

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, join us in congratulating Scott for nearly 30 years of service at Acme Fresh Market! “I really like it here and this February will be 30 years,” shared Scott. His dedication is truly unheard of in this day and age. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average employee tenure in 2018 was only four years. Scott has beat that statistic nearly tenfold. Read More ›

Deal to relocate 100 Summit DD jobs from Tallmadge to Cuyahoga Falls

By PHIL KEREN Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 5:55 PM
Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 9:06 PM

City Council member Tim Gorbach (D-At Large) said officials are “very excited” to have Summit DD bring a large number of employees to the Falls.

Council approved a land purchase and an economic development and lease agreement with Summit DD in a deal where… Read More ›

Summit DD Plans to Move Administrative Operations to Cuyahoga Falls

WKSU 89.7  |  By VALERIE ROYZMAN • SEP 17, 2019

The Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board hopes to move its administrative operations from its Tallmadge location to a site it runs in Cuyahoga Falls by the end of 2021. Read More ›

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