Summit DD is the community connector to services and resources for people with developmental disabilities. We connect people to their communities through service coordination staff such as Service and Support Administrators (SSAs) and Referral and Support Specialists (RSSs). Both of these team members can connect you to the resources that are right for you. But how do you know if you need an SSA or an RSS? What’s the difference between the two? What if you need to switch between the two? Fortunately, we’ve put together a handy list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand your Summit DD support options. Read More ›
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We pride ourselves in bringing awareness to disability-related issues. We engage the community, business leaders and parents in open and honest dialog to listen, learn and teach. That open dialog doesn’t end when we get asked tough questions. We want to give people all the information they need to make informed decisions. Below are some frequently asked questions about the upcoming Summit DD Levy this November. Read More ›
Guest Blogger: Sam Butcher, principal of Butcher Elder Law
As an advocate and guardian for your family member with a developmental or intellectual disability, it is important to understand and determine if you should pursue a Special Needs Trust.
What is a Special Needs Trust?
A Special Needs Trust (SNT) is a trust established as a source for funds received for the benefit of an individual who receives government benefits based on need. SNTs, also referred to a Supplemental Needs Trusts, are intended to supplement needs-based government benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, without jeopardizing the continued receipt of those benefits. Read More ›