Category Archives: Agency Updates

Summit DD Developmental Specialist conducting an early intervention home visit through video conferencing

At Your Service: New Summit DD partnership offers tech support to those served by Summit DD

During the pandemic, technology went beyond doing business and socializing. Technology became a tool that many people and families served by Summit DD used for daily support. Our staff used video conferencing to conduct ISP meetings, check in on people or providers, and even do early intervention home visits with little ones. When technology is at its best, it is an amazing tool to help connect and engage us. But when there are problems or you need tech support, it can be a barrier. Drew Williams, Summit DD’s Director Community Supports and Development, knew there had to be a better way. Read More ›

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Inclusion Day 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021 is Inclusion Day so grab your orange attire – masks count too! – and start posting your inclusion pride! Join Summit DD in painting the county ORANGE to kick off DD Awareness Month and promote community inclusion.

We’ve also partnered with the Akron Zoo again for Inclusion Day. Get in for FREE Saturday-Monday (February 27- March 1, 2021) by just wearing orange! Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions and reduced capacity, FREE tickets must be reserved on the Akron Zoo’s website ahead of time (using the promo code IncludeMe). Get details about Inclusion Day at the Zoo.

Inclusion is about sharing experiences. So don’t forget to share pics of you and your school, co-workers or friends wearing orange (socially distanced, of course!) and tag us – @SummitDD on Facebook or Twitter. We want to see your inclusion pride! #IncludeME

Need some Inclusion Day inspiration? Read More ›

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Summit DD Unveils Renovation Plans, Sells Unused Buildings

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – Summit DD’s Board was the final governing body to approve a Cooperative Agreement between the County of Summit, City of Tallmadge and Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) for the future use of the Summit DD Tallmadge campus on the corner of SR 91 and Howe Rd. The County of Summit Council and City of Tallmadge Council approved the agreement earlier this month. Read More ›

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2021 Family Engagement Program

The Summit DD Family Engagement Program (FEP) is back for 2021. This program was created to give families the access to funding that promotes community inclusion for their kids and teens.

Here’s what you need to know for 2021. Read More ›

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