Author Archives: Eric Bailey

Celebrating DD Awareness Month Award Winners

Each week in March we will be celebrating our DD Awareness Month award winners! These individuals have greatly impacted our system and have helped to spread inclusion awareness throughout our community. Join us in honoring their amazing efforts!

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Inclusion Day a Big Success

The first week of 2021’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is almost in the books…and our Inclusion Day celebration on March 1st was a massive success! It was amazing to see the community come together to spread awareness, even though most of the activities were virtual due to the pandemic. Altogether, we had thousands of community members and close to 50 Summit County businesses and organizations join in the celebration, including nine Akron-Summit County Library branches, City of Stow Mayor John Pribonic, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Probate Court, and dozens of local disability service providers. Read More ›

Closing Out 2020: A Message from the Superintendent

As we all know, 2020 was a difficult year for many. We made it our priority to continue providing essential services for those with disabilities while adhering to new health and safety standards. In 2021, we plan to continue to adapt to our ever-changing world to ensure people with disabilities have the things they need to achieve their goals. Please watch John Trunk, the Summit DD Superintendent, deliver his end of year message to the community. Read More ›

Summit DD Becomes Grant Partner for Dementia Training

Summit County Public Health (SCPH) was recently awarded a one million dollar grant from the Federal Administration on Community Living – Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative to Communities. SCPH selected Summit DD and several other partner agencies “…to enhance and strengthen existing dementia capable home and community based services in Summit County and address the dementia-care program gaps,” according to the SCPH press release. Read More ›

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