Who We Serve
The Summit DD Board serves over 3,900 Summit County citizens with disabilities. Our focus is to integrate the lives of people served by our agency into the communities in which they live. Providing services such as transportation, employment, and habilitation helps people live full lives with value and worth in their communities.
The Summit DD Board has developed a model where community service centers are located in the communities so that people are receiving services near their homes. People who receive services at the centers can also fully integrate into their communities and use local resources such as shopping, restaurants and public transportation that are near the community service center.
Rights of People with Disabilities
People with disabilities have the same rights as all citizens. Click here to learn more about the Bill of Rights
for people with disabilities.
The Summit DD holds a one-day program to educate local high school students about careers that are available in the developmental disability field called Project Understanding
. The program educates young people about careers, how to interact with people with disabilities, types of programs that are available to the people who are eligible for services and the challenges they face everyday.
This page lists web links
to organizations that provide services for people and families with disabilities.
Have you been denied services? You have the right to appeal (change) that decision. Find out what your rights are to Due Process
and how to appeal that decision.