About County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board
Since 1967, the County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) has been providing services and supports to eligible individuals and their families. Over the years, the array of services and supports for people with disabilities has grown.
Currently, the Summit DD serves more than 4,000 individuals with disabilities in Summit County. Services are available throughout a person's life, early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and transition services for students with developmental disabilities to vocational, habilitation and retirement programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
As we look to the future, one thing that will remain the same is that the Summit DD will continue to provide those it serves with the opportunity to work, live and learn as equal citizens in their communities.
Ten Work Centers
to serve communities in Summit County.
gives people with disabilities the opportunity to work while providing valuable human resources to employers. Summit DD partners with over 100 employers including West Point Market, Main Street Gourmet, Marhofer Chevrolet, Akron Children’s Hospital, Sterling Jewelers, Inc. and many more.
to continue quality of life during life's later years.
Job Preparedness Services
through the Job Exploration Training (J.E.T.) program prepares individuals for work in the community.
Service and Support Administration
to assure that eligible individuals receive the quality services and supports that make a full life possible.
to work, school, appointments and community activities using the Summit DD bus fleet, METRO and SCAT.
that allow people with disabilities to live in the community with independence.
to provide a temporary home for people with developmental disabilities in emergencies and on occasions when families are unable to provide care.
to provide people in need with a nurturing, family environment during a time of need.
providing community integrated settings allowing for as normal a life as possible.
BLAST is a social program that holds events and outings to build social independence for adults in independent employment.
Special Events that encourage social interaction and development in community settings.
Special Olympics that allow youth and adult athletes with developmental disabilities to compete and excel in individual and team sport
Early Intervention to begin treating learning delays early in the life of children ages 0-3 years. CALICO Integrated Learning Center is a developmental day care center for children ages 1-5 years with special needs and who are typically developing.
Habilitation Services provides an individualized education and vocational training for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.