For the past 8 years, Summit DD has been lucky to call John Trunk their Superintendent. From the first moment we welcomed him to our county, we knew we were in good hands. In July, John announced his retirement and since then we’ve known that the final day would soon come. Over the past several weeks, the community has echoed our sentiments. Summit County Council recently presented John with a commendation, recognizing his work to make this community a more inclusive place for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Earlier this month, OACB presented John with the Kenneth Legats Award for Visionary Leadership in administration. Just last week, several staff and community partners gathered to say goodbye and good luck to John.
John is closing out a four-decade career in the developmental disability field! See the impact he’s made on those around him in the tribute video below. And be sure to check out the slideshow below of recent celebrations for John. Read More ›
With all of the challenges that this year has brought due to the pandemic and uncertainty still ahead of us as we move into the fall, Summit DD wants you to know that we are here for you. Summit DD has been and remains open to assist you or your loved one with the same high level of service and commitment. Whether you are a child, teen or adult with a disability, we can help you navigate situations and connect you to the services you need to live your best life. Below is a message from Superintendent, John Trunk on ways we can help, and how your feedback can help us continue to meet and exceed your expectations. See below for a link to our survey to share your thoughts. Read More ›
The chill in the air the past few mornings is a clear reminder that winter, a new season, will soon be upon us. As 2017 comes to a close, we’d like reflect on a transformative year for Summit DD. First and foremost, we passed our levy with overwhelming support from Summit County residents, elected officials, private service providers, and countless other community partners. Because of you, Summit DD has secured funding through 2024 that will ensure services that empower kids and adults with developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential. Read More ›
Join us in celebrating a year of empowering people of all abilities. Plus, read more about the Russ Pry Barberton Center dedication, a Winter Fest wrap up, and a new Summit DD program to help families find funding. And we have great tips for helping you locate the right private service provider!
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