Day program staff member posing with Brad who attends the program

Center-Based Programs

Many adults with developmental disabilities, such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, or other disabilities, utilize specialized support to achieve full community inclusion.  Summit DD connects adults to a variety of different day programs in the community that offer an engaging activities to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their goals. Through a wide network of quality providers, individuals (including those with complex medical needs) enjoy services that complement their daily activities and offer opportunities to be included in their community.

All providers of center-based services are certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and services are coordinated by Summit DD Service and Support Administrators. Your goals and supports needed to achieve those goals are developed with your team and are included in your Individualized Service Plan (ISP).  Should center-based services be the best fit for you, they can also include day support, vocational habilitation or a combination of the two.

Day Support

Individuals in center-based, day programs receive specialized coaching and work on areas such as:

  • Personal safety
  • Vocational skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Positive behavioral supports
  • Communication skills
  • Mobility training
  • Sensory development
  • Gaining volunteer and paid employment

Day program staff take a hands-on approach — incorporating structured learning and fun to help individuals reach their personal goals.  Day program staff get to know each person and help them with their ISP.  Day programs also offer participants the opportunity to participate meaningful activities in the community.

Vocational Habilitation

Vocational Habilitation services afford individuals the opportunity to spend their days gaining vocational skills and earning a paycheck. Contract piece work allows you to work at your own pace, with the support of staff to help you reach the goals you identify in your ISP.

Combination Services

Choice is a beautiful thing, and with combination services you can choose between working and habilitation services to balance your day between earning a paycheck and working towards your goals that you identify in your ISP.

Get started

  • Ready to take the next step? Contact us to enhance your current day programs or to determine eligibility for Summit DD support.
  • Want to look for a provider? Check out our resources that can help you choose a provider that is just right for your needs.

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