Category Archives: In the News

DD Awareness Month 2021

March DD Awareness Month is just around the corner. While a lot has changed since last DD Awareness Month, our desire to shine a light on people of all abilities has not. The pandemic may keep us from gathering, but it can’t keep us from connecting.

So help us kick off the month with Inclusion Day (3/1) and help us make our community more inclusive for people of every ability by joining our month-long virtual celebrations. See below for ways to celebrate. 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 ›

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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