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Summit DD Uses Technology Grant to Enhance the Lives of Residents with Disabilities

Summit DD is committed to supporting people to live as independently as they want. In some cases, this is made possible using technology. Remote supports and assistive technology are two options that can provide more autonomy and safety for adults with developmental disabilities. Find out how Summit DD and our partners plan to use a grant to fulfil this goal. Read More ›

2024 Summit DD Action Plan

The Summit DD Action Plan features Agency priorities in 2024, the final year of our 2022 – 2024 Long Range Plan.

We continue to look forward to the next chapter. You are a part of our community, and we will spend the next year listening to you as we outline the priorities of our story together with the creation of the 2025 – 2030 Long Range Plan.

Summit DD staff member teaching session on inclusion

Emerging Leaders Program

Are you a self-advocate looking to take on more leadership roles within your community? Then we want to talk to you. Summit DD is launching an Emerging Leaders Program to help prepare self-advocates for visible and influential roles in the community and local organizations.

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is an ongoing training and leadership development course designed specifically for self-advocates seeking to increase their capacity to impact their local communities.
The Program is comprised of six classes revolving around key leadership competencies:

  1. Relationship Building: emotional intelligence, building trust, conflict resolution.
  2. Feedback: personal profile (SMART Goal), coaching, peer-to-peer feedback, effective communication
  3. Agility: cultivating decision-making skills, evaluating individual performance and goal achievement.
  4. Adaptability: dealing with change, time management, flexibility.
  5. Innovation & Creativity: enhancing critical thinking, brainstorming, teamwork, collaboration.
  6. Leadership Launch: (final class) refinement of personal SMART Goals, certificates, board member roles & responsibilities review, transition plans accepted.

*Transition Plans with SMART Goals are developed during the ELP Program as part of the participant’s Leadership Path and are expected to be adopted into everyone’s ISP.

We are now accepting applications to participate in our Emerging Leaders Program (Class II). If you are interested, please submit the application below by June 15, 2024 to be considered for the program. Please note, class size is limited to 6 participants.

(Having trouble with the online form above? Download the PDF and complete the printed application. Please return your completed application via email to emergingleaders@summitdd.org for consideration.)

Katie with her father. Katie receives Summit DD Early Intervention services.

Summit DD 2023 Action Plan and 2022 Annual Report

For over 50 years, the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board has proudly served as the primary entity responsible for supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities to live full and equitable lives in our community.  Our 2022-2024 Long Range Plan continues this legacy, as we strengthen our vision of Summit County being a community where all people are included.

We invite you on our journey throughout this publication that explains how local levy dollars are used, the outcomes we have achieved in the first year of our plan, and our goals and initiatives for 2023 as we continue to serve more people.

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