Tag Archives: adults with developmental disabilities

Group photo of the Emerging Leaders Class of May 2024.

Emerging Leaders Unite for Change

“For me, helping others is the way I live my life,” proudly shared Stewart, a recent graduate of Summit DD’s very first Emerging Leaders Program. “You showed us how to be a good leader and the process to step-up and keep going,” passionately stated Cainan, another graduate.

The Emerging Leaders program was born from Summit DD’s mission of helping people of all abilities reach their full potential, one person at a time. The program also aligns with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities recent long-range goal that encourages every county to recruit a board member with a developmental disability. Read More ›

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.

Athletes, Staff, and Community Members participating in the Special Olympics Basketball Fundraiser.

Record Breaking Special Olympics Fundraiser

Thank you to our generous community for making this year’s Special Olympics fundraiser a record breaking event! We had more spectators, more community raffle donations, and more total funds raised than any other year. The Special Olympics Weaver Warriors defeated the Summit DD Employee Basketball team in a fun, fast-paced game! Read More ›

Nearly 100 Summit DD team members celebrating Inclusion Day.

Community Outpouring for Inclusion Day 2023

Amazing things happen when a community unites! On Monday, March 6th more than 10,000 people came together to proudly proclaim that our community is strongest when everyone is included. From people and families who receive essential Summit DD services to inclusive local businesses and organizations, the community outpouring was truly remarkable. Thank you for making Inclusion Day 2023 a massive success! Read More ›

  • Sign Up for our eNewsletter informDD

    Get all the latest news and information delivered right to your inbox! Just down to the blue banner at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. It’s that easy!

© Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board