As a teenager, what did you dream about doing when you grew up? Perhaps more importantly, how many times did you try something and then change your mind? These ever-changing dreams led you to try new experiences. Teens with developmental disabilities need the same opportunities to dream, try or change their minds along their journey to adulthood as their typically developing peers. Thanks to an Ohio program, to date more than 1,200 Ohio youth with disabilities from 36 counties have participated in a program which enables them to explore and determine their own future. Read More ›
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Welcome to edition two of informDD!
As spring is in full bloom and the weather warms, we are excited for new programs, new faces, and new growth at Summit DD. Read on to learn more about how we are working to better serve you. And of course, please share this newsletter with your friends, family and coworkers.
Welcome to the first edition of Summit DD’s new e-newsletter. This monthly newsletter replaces the Outreach publication you have received in the past.
The Agency’s mission to enable individuals with developmental disabilities to work, live and learn as equal citizens in their communities is best demonstrated through the stories of people, programs and innovative ideas happening at Summit DD. We encourage you to share this newsletter with your friends, family and coworkers.
Almost half of the residents of Summit County do NOT believe that children with special needs should be included in classrooms with their typically developing peers. Although sentiment has improved over the past five years, this is a shocking and sobering statistic. There is a great deal of work to be done in educating others about developmental disabilities and the importance of inclusion. Summit DD’s CPI program was designed to do just that. Read More ›