Education & Outreach Programs
Project Understanding Educates Local High School Students on Careers in the Disability Field
Each year the Summit DD Board holds a career day to educate high school students about careers in the disability field. Students from all over Summit County are transported to the Weaver Learning Center/Tallmadge Service Center facility complex to take part in sessions to learn about careers such as Early Intervention/Pre-School Age Education, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Human Resources, and more.
Schools may participate by contacting Bonnie Binns at 330-634-8873 or email email@example.com.
Often people who have disabilities are perceived as different and are shunned, pitied or bullied because of a lack of understanding. The Arc of Summit and Portage Counties offers an in school disability awareness program, called “People Together” that helps to break down those barriers to foster communication, understanding, acceptance and friendship between people with and people without disabilities. Programs are available for all grade levels Kindergarten through 12th grade as well as for community groups. If you are interested in learning more about this one of a kind program or would like to schedule a program, please contact the “People Together” director, Hope Carr, at 330-836-5863 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.