Author Archives: Billie Jo David

Summit DD Prepares for the Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024 we will have an amazing opportunity to be along the path of totality for the solar eclipse. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The event begins at 1:59pm, as a partial eclipse, and will last through 4:29pm. The total solar eclipse (totality) will be visible everywhere in Summit County from 3:13 pm-3:17 pm. Because of the high amount of traffic and visitors expected, along with predicted limited cell phone availability, Summit DD will be following advice from Summit County EMA and limiting public access to both buildings on April 8. You will be able to reach any Summit DD employee via email or phone. Read More ›

Group photo of Summit DD staff.

Summit County Voters Pass Issue 17: A Message from the Superintendent

I am delighted to announce that the voters of Summit County passed Issue 17 with over a 60% passage rate (unofficial results). The replacement of Summit DD’s operating levy ensures that the agency can support more than 5,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities from 2025 – 2030.  Read More ›

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.

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