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Advocacy Day Event Through Self-Advocates’ Own Voices

“If you want to be heard, speak up,” said self-advocate, Karen. “You’re your own advocate. Don’t be afraid.” Great advice from a self-described former wall-flower.

Karen was one of more than 10 advocates who spoke at Summit DD’s Advocacy Day event on March 3. The local advocacy event mirrored the State Advocacy Day that kicked off National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Read More ›

informDD DD Awareness Month 2015

Celebrate DD Awareness Month in March by getting to know some of Summit County’s most accomplished residents who, with the right support, redefine what is possible—then ask yourself if you’re doing all you can to make your communities welcoming for all. Plus, see how you can become part of the change with exciting, community events during DD Awareness Month.

Celebrate Ability – Celebrate DD Awareness Month this March

The greater Akron area is thriving! It provides an ideal living and working environment for just about everyone. Known for innovation, top notch higher education, and Read More ›

informDD January 2015

See what’s in store for 2015 through the words of Superintendent, John Trunk. Also in this issue of informDD, learn more about generous Summit DD staff initiatives, discover handy assistive equipment resources, and set a night aside for your family at an upcoming inclusive kids’ concert.

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