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My Story – Jacob

Have you ever met someone so endearing that they made you reflect on your own life? Am I the best I can be? Do I treat everyone with respect and loyalty? Do I make it a mission to improve the lives of those around me? If you haven’t experienced this self-reflection yet, be prepared to. Read More ›

School-Age Supports for Kids with Disabilities

Summit DD connects people of all ages to the supports and resources they need to be their best. So what does that look like for school-age kids with disabilities? Read More ›

The Future of Assistive Technology at Summit DD

Assistive technology is an umbrella term that encompasses many different types of technologies but can be best described as, “any device that helps an individual with a disability improve their capabilities.” Often a complicated, high-tech device comes to mind when thinking of Assistive Technology (AT) but in reality it can be as simple as walkers, large print keyboards or even an ergonomically designed fork that better fits the hand of the individual using it. The possibilities are endless and exciting and amongst the rapidly changing pace of technology Summit DD continues to seek out its role.

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Summit DD Enhances Free Choice of Provider Process for Adults with Disabilities

Summit DD Service and Support Administrators, or SSAs, have many roles and play an important part in the lives of over 2,000 adults in Summit County. They help connect people with disabilities to the services and supports they need, but it’s important to note that they do not choose the providers for people. Not only are there rules against choosing providers for an individual, but assigning someone to a provider they had no say in would rob that person of their right to choose! This process (commonly referred to as “free choice of provider”), though essential, is a timely one for each SSA. That’s why Summit DD now has a designated SSA who will assist adults and their teams through the process of finding and choosing a provider that best meets their needs. Read More ›

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