Archives by Month: September 2021

3 people from the Summer Youth Work Experience program smiling by a Stow fire truck

Celebrating Direct Support Professionals

DSP Appreciation Week Sept. 12-18: Celebrating Direct Support Professionals

Summit DD works with dozens of community organizations who provide the frontline services that people with disabilities rely on each day to work, live and engage in their communities. These organizations are made up of professionals called Direct Support Professionals, or DSPs.

DSPs know that what they do is more than just a job. They assist people in their homes so that they can live independently. DSPs provide the transportation people with disabilities rely on to get to their jobs, appointments and other community activities. And they also provide the hands-on job training and coaching services that help people find and keep jobs in the community. DSPs are the heroes among us and they deserve our gratitude. Read More ›

Summer Youth Work Experience Program A Big Success

We all remember our very first summer job. We learned teamwork, time management, plus we made friends and felt the excitement of cashing that first paycheck. It was an essential part of our professional and personal development into adulthood. For the past several years, Summit DD has understood the importance of providing a Summer Youth Work Experience Program to teens and young adults throughout Summit County. Read More ›

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