CENTER BASED ADULT SERVICES
Since 1967 the County of Summit Development Disabilities Board (Summit DD) has been providing services to individuals and their families. Currently, the Summit DD serves more than 4,000 people with disabilities in Summit County. A lifetime of services are offered from the time an infant is diagnosed with a developmental delay, or at any age prior to 22 if an incident should occur that results in a disability. The primary goal in all of the Summit DD services is to ensure that those served by the Summit DD have the opportunity to work, live, learn, play and participate as equal citizens in their communities.
Summit DD operates eight work center facilities across the county to serve Summit County residents who are eligible for adult services. Eligible adults are part of an array of programs available through the Summit DD adult services programs including:
• Adult Day Supports: These are non-vocational day services needed to assure the
individual is functioning to his/her best abilities. Services consist of assessing interests,
supports and services provided at the centers. Supporting and supervising individuals in
the area of personal care include attending to their personal hygiene, eating assistance,
communication, mobility and restroom assistance which will ensure an individual's ability to
experience and participate in community life.
• Vocational Habilitation: These are services designed to teach and reinforce concepts
related to work, including responsibility, attendance, task completion, problem solving,
social interaction, motor skill development and safety. Contract piece work is the vehicle to
learning these skills and earning a paycheck.
A combination of both programs is available. An individual must be able to participate in vocational habilitation a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Other services that are important to health and safety may be discussed and requested through the service planning (Individual Service Plan) team. Theses services may be provided by a network of providers and they include:
• Functional life skills
• Speech and language services
• Community Travel Assessment & Training
• Psychological services
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Supported Home Services