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Summit DD Celebrates Greatness During DD Awareness Month

UPublish story by Billie Jo David

Each March, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, and other related organizations celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to celebrating the impact that inclusion, for all abilities, has in schools, workplaces and local communities. Summit DD invites you to consider the true meaning of inclusive communities, and celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March.

Summit DD Superintendent, John Trunk elaborated on the importance of the Agency’s role in the lives of people living with a disability. “We need to take on a leadership role in the community to make our neighborhoods a welcoming place for individuals with developmental disabilities. Everyone benefits when that happens,” said Mr. Trunk. “We have an important job to do here, we will work hard to listen and to get it done.”

Summit DD offers a lifetime of support to more than 4,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities across Summit County. Whether you’re the parent of a child with special needs participating in story time at your local library, a teenager exploring career possibilities for the future, or an adult practicing self-advocacy, Summit DD provides the personalized supports to help people with disabilities achieve their dreams.

Together, with more than 200 partners and the support of Summit County residents, Summit DD is working to ensure those living with disabilities experience the full benefits of community. The Agency is passionate about those it supports and believes there are great things ahead as it seeks to create a new definition of community – for everyone. Join Summit DD in celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and get inspired by greatness at SummitDD.org/Stories.

The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board is a levy-funded agency that provides services to more than 4,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Summit County. It is the organization’s mission to offer a lifetime of services and supports to eligible individuals and families that enable people with developmental disabilities to work, live, and learn as equal citizens in their communities. More information regarding the agency is available online at SummitDD.org.


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