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 ›

2019 Inclusive Fall and Winter Activity Guide

Looking for fun activities to get you through the fall and winter seasons? Well you’re in luck, because we compiled this comprehensive list with loads of inclusive events and activities to choose from. Be sure to visit this page often, because we’ll keep it updated throughout the remainder of the year! Read More ›

NDEAM

October Awareness: Disability Employment Awareness

October is known for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know that October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month? National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to recognize and celebrate what people of all abilities have to offer in the workforce. Read More ›

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