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Lisa Kamlowsky Superintendent.

Message from the Superintendent

Dear Summit DD Partners & Supporters, 

Another year has come and gone. As I reflect on my first year serving as Superintendent of Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, I can’t help but think of the many people and partners whose contributions assisted us in achieving our Mission. While this year has not been without its challenges, we have had many successes as well. I believe that 2023 will present more opportunities for innovation and successful outcomes for people with developmental disabilities living in Summit County.  Read More ›

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We Want Your Feedback: 2023 Action Items

Summit DD considers data and input from those we serve, families, providers, the community, and employees to develop the three-year long-range plan. Summit DD is currently in the second year of the three-year plan that runs from 2023-2024.

Each year, the Annual Action Plan outlines specific action items that help Summit DD achieve the priorities identified in the long-range plan. The 2023 Action Plan focuses on addressing 16 action items to achieve the following three-year objectives:

LRP Objective 1: Using evidence-based best practices, deliver in-person and virtual Early Intervention Services that support the individual outcomes of each child and family.

LRP Objective 2: Implement person-centered thinking initiatives.

LRP Objective 3: Empower independence through access to technology, transition age support and meaningful day program/employment opportunities.

LRP Objective 4: Empower people to live in the community of their choice, as independently as possible, while maintaining health and safety.

LRP Objective 5: Capitalize on collaborations with community partners and providers to enhance services for children and adults with intensive needs.

LRP Objective 6: Assist providers with recruitment and retention efforts for Direct Service Professionals.

LRP Objective 7: Capitalize on the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures of Summit DD team members to support a high performing workforce that reflects the community we serve.

LRP Objective 8: Ensure the public understands the value of Summit DD support.

LRP Objective 9: Invest in technology and infrastructure that supports the Mission, Vision and Values of the Agency.

We want your feedback! Please review the following  Draft 2023 Action Plan and provide feedback to or call 330-634-8073 by January 6.

Summit DD Opens Cuyahoga Falls Offices

More than 100 people gathered as Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Summit DD) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and community open house at its Second Street location on May 13. Read More ›

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Summit County Public Health is Looking for Your Feedback

Summit County Public Health (SCPH)  is conducting a Community Health Assessment to identify what characteristics of a healthy community are most important to Summit County residents. SCPH is looking for input from individuals with developmental disabilities and their families about what is important to them and to help shape the public health priorities for the next several years. If you are interested in providing this input in a 30–60-minute focus group facilitated by SCPH please let us know at  You input can help create a positive impact for year to come. Please respond by May 17, 2022 to participate.

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