8 staff members from Louisa Ridge posing for photo at Summit DD Appreciation Breakfast

More Than 600 Providers Benefit from Summit DD Grant

Summit County disability service providers deliver the essential services that people with developmental disabilities rely on to meet their daily needs. These Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and front-line managers support people in their homes, provide daily care and ensure that people can get to their jobs and day programs safely. It isn’t an easy career, but it’s more than a job to these professionals. It’s a purpose. Summit DD believes it is important to show appreciation to these hard-working professionals, so we brought back the Summit DD Appreciation Grant. Read More ›


Transportation Options

The best way to access your community is through reliable transportation options. From private to public transportation, you have many choices to get you where you’re going. Below are a few of the many options available. Talk to your SSA to determine what is right for your needs.

  • Private providers can meet your transportation needs for work, like Zee, center-based day programs like Tony or appointments like Marci
  • Public transportation options like METRO/SCAT/ADA are available throughout Summit County. Find out how Jacob uses METRO to attend numerous activities in the community with his family, peers and girlfriend of more than 15 years.

Have a question?

Your SSA or RSS can help you determine what transportation options will work best with your needs. Contact your SSA or RSS to learn more.

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Quality Is Our Highest Priority

Everyone deserves high-quality services and supports paired with the best care so they can work to achieve their life goals and dreams. As we continue toward our long-range goals of increasing provider support and ensuring quality supports in the community, Summit DD has developed tools, trainings and resources to support disability service providers and empower people of ALL abilities. Read More ›

Summit DD Continues Our Journey Forward

It’s been more than two years since the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted new rules challenging all states, including Ohio, who receive federal funds to ensure that services are provided in a more inclusive manner.  Those same rules mandated that county boards, such as Summit DD, could no longer directly provide federally funded programs to adults because there was a conflict of interest.  (Read more about those rule changes) Read More ›

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