Author Archives: Eric Bailey

A King Unites Our Community

In late October, hundreds of Summit County residents flocked to Cuyahoga Falls for a royal celebration—Kenny King’s 70th Birthday Bash. Kenny, also known as The King of the Falls, has been the heart and soul of his city for decades. Read More ›

informDD November 2014

Learn more about Summit DD’s new website, read an inspiring story about a local musician, and discover more about Early Intervention screening tools for children. Plus, see how shared living increases independence and watch a fun sizzle video that defines our great Agency. All in this exciting new issue of informDD!

Local Musician on a Mission to Empower Others

“I can be the first. Be an inspiration. Motivate others to achieve!” These are the empowering words of a visionary musician named John. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, John receives support from Summit DD and Blick Clinic to help him establish and reach his goals for a good life. “I’ve worked with John for almost five years. From day one he’s always wanted to challenge himself,” shared Heather Turek, John’s Summit DD Service and Support Administrator, in charge of coordinating John’s supports.
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Local Kids’ Push-Chair Team Makes History at Cleveland Triathlon

On Sunday, July 27 a group of unstoppable Summit County kids united our community. Together, they took the Cleveland Triathlon by storm and firmly made their mark on history. From every street corner, cheers for Team Ethan rang out. After one hour and fourteen seconds of intense swimming, biking and running, best friends and team leaders, Ethan and Rachel, completed the rigorous race. They were joined by 24 of their closest friends, classmates and fellow race participants. Side by side, they crossed the finish line as one. Read More ›

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