Monday, March 6, 2023 is Inclusion Day!Grab your orange attire and join Summit DD in painting the county ORANGE to kick off DD Awareness Month and promote community inclusion.
Inclusion is about sharing experiences. So remember to share pics of you and your school, co-workers or friends wearing orange. Add #IncludeME and tag us – @SummitDD on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. We want to see your inclusion pride!
Thank you for making Inclusion Day 2022 a record breaking event! More than 10,000 people joined in the celebration including 8,000+ people who visited the Akron Zoo Inclusion Weekend, 3,000+ inclusion kits were requested, and hundreds of businesses and organizations throughout Summit County wore orange to show their inclusion pride! Together we truly “painted” the town orange, showing that our great community is strongest when everyone is included! Read More ›
The first week of 2021’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is almost in the books…and our Inclusion Day celebration on March 1st was a massive success! It was amazing to see the community come together to spread awareness, even though most of the activities were virtual due to the pandemic. Altogether, we had thousands of community members and close to 50 Summit County businesses and organizations join in the celebration, including nine Akron-Summit County Library branches, City of Stow Mayor John Pribonic, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Probate Court, and dozens of local disability service providers. Read More ›
March DD Awareness Month is just around the corner. While a lot has changed since last DD Awareness Month, our desire to shine a light on people of all abilities has not. The pandemic may keep us from gathering, but it can’t keep us from connecting.
So help us kick off the month with Inclusion Day (3/1) and help us make our community more inclusive for people of every ability by joining our month-long virtual celebrations. See below for ways to celebrate. Read More ›
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