In this issue of informDD, learn more about our successful summer youth employment program, the importance of volunteer guardianship, plus read success stories about a young bodybuilder and our staff competing in the Akron Corporate Challenge!
For the past three years, Summit DD has partnered with Summit County Jobs and Family Services to provide essential employment opportunities for local teens. In 2016, the program impacted 35 people and then in 2017 it grew to 40. This summer, Summit DD nearly doubled the impact—benefiting 79 teens. Read More ›
In the first quarter of 2018, Summit DD partnered with six community organizations to sponsor a Parent Transition Academy. Hosted by the Summit Educational Service Center, this educational series was designed specifically for parents and guardians of middle and high school students with disabilities. The Parent Transition Academy was comprised of a monthly session from January through April and featured informational topics such as: Read More ›
Life can be a struggle—it’s a lesson we’ve all learned. For a young teen named Bryce and his mother Angela, they’ve taken their struggle and transformed it into change. “When Bryce was diagnosed with autism, it was difficult to find services where we used to live,” recalled Angela. “It was a ladder. An endless ladder finding resources,” added Bryce. Read More ›
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