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Nonprofit Grant Opportunity

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – Summit DD, in partnership with the County of Summit and the Akron Community Foundation, are proud to announce an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to receive a one-time grant of up to $50,000. Read More ›

Fighting the Flu

Ohioans with developmental disabilities may be at a higher risk for the flu due to chronic lung conditions like asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. The risk of aspiration may be increased due to difficulty swallowing, gastroesophageal reflux disease, seizure disorder, tube feeding, cerebral palsy, and suppressed or absent cough or sneeze reflex.

Please make a plan to ensure that everyone who is able receives the flu vaccine early. If you need assistance finding where to obtain the flu vaccine, you can contact the medical provider, the county board QA Nurse, your local health department, or search Vaccine Finder for availability in your area. Free vaccines are offered by some health departments, insurance plans, and pharmacies. Read More ›

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Assistance Available for Providers of Day Array and NMT Services

Summit DD recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the ability of providers to deliver services across Summit County. From restricting the ability to provide services in some cases, to quickly having to respond to ODH orders and multiple DODD communications which included new protocols, to having to ask staff to potentially put themselves at risk to ensure the health and safety of people served. There was never a question that providers would meet the challenges of this current time. However, we recognize it has not been easy and has put a serious strain on your organization. As a result, Summit DD would like to offer some financial assistance in the form of grants to providers that offer day array and NMT services. Read More ›

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Free Vehicle Sanitizing for Transportation Providers

In an effort to assist providers across Summit County, Summit DD has contracted with a commercial cleaning company to offer FREE vehicle cleaning for our transportation providers. The process uses an aerosol sanitization process, and takes only about Read More ›

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