Discover Summit DD’s goals for 2022. View or download the Summit DD 2022 Action Plan. Read More ›
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Summit DD spent the last year talking to those we serve, families, providers, schools, the community and countless others as we designed our next three-year strategic plan. The next three years is all about person-centerd planning to achieve our vision that “Summit County is a community where people feel included.” Read More ›
Summit DD Service and Support Administrator’s, or SSAs, coordinate services using a person-centered approach and work with each person to develop an individual budget for services that meet their needs and fit their budget. Most adults supported by Summit DD are funded through a Federal Medicaid Waiver. In these cases Medicaid pays approximately 60% of the costs for services and Summit DD (through local levy dollars) pays 40% of the costs for services. If an individual does not qualify for Medicaid, services are paid for using local levy dollars.
Medicaid dollars ensure Free Choice of Provider, meaning individuals choose a willing provider who meets their needs. Currently, 60% of individuals choose private providers for day programs and transportation to and from their day program, while all residential services are provided by private providers. Whether Summit DD is your provider of services or they are delivered by a private provider, Summit DD SSAs are there to connect individuals to the support they need to live a healthy, satisfying life.