Author Archives: Billie Jo David

Vaccine Roll Out Continues

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) has been dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of those with disabilities for more than fifty years. The past year has strengthened the Agency’s mandate to do just that by delivering vaccines to those we serve.  Read More ›

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Summit DD Helps Roll Out Phase 1A and 1B Vaccines

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) and Summit County Public Health (SCPH) conducted drive through vaccine clinics at SCPH this month. Nearly 700 individuals with disabilities living in congregate settings and their caregivers received the first dose of the vaccine during Phase 1A of Ohio’s vaccine roll out.  Read More ›

We Want Your Feedback on Our Future Plans

Summit DD updated its mission, vision, values and goals in the 2019 – 2021 Long Range Plan. Each year of this three-year plan, the Agency outlines action items it will accomplish. The 2020 Action Plan signifies the second year of the current long-range plan and outlines exciting new initiatives for children, youth and adults. It addresses the direct care professional shortage, residential options, future facilities plans, and more. We invite you to Review our 2020 Action Plan and offer us feedback.

You can provide feedback in the following ways:

  • Email:  pr@summitdd.org
  • Mail: Summit DD, Attn: Communications; 89 E. Howe Rd.; Tallmadge, OH  44278
  • Phone:  330-634-8009

Feedback must be received by Dec. 9 to be included in the plan.

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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