Archives by Month: June 2020

Free “May There Always Be Summit DD” scavenger hunt

Community is at its best when we include people of all abilities. That’s why the City of Akron and Lock3 are announcing a new scavenger hunt as part of The Walking with Akron, Akron Games series called, “May There Always Be Summit DD.” This activity is FREE and open to people of every ability.

The “May There Always Be Summit DD” scavenger hunt is available for one week – beginning on June 26, 2020 and ending at noon on July 3, 2020. Participants who finish all 15 missions in the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a prize*.

The Walking With Akron, Akron Games series offers a new scavenger hunt each week to help people get out an explore their community. The “May There Always Be Summit DD” hunt (sponsored by Summit DD) provides fun challenges or missions for you to complete by yourself or with a friend. Some challenges might take you through your neighborhood finding everyday items or they could be accomplished in the comfort of your own home. The challenges can be completed either through the GooseChase app or by using the Lock3 flyer, which will be available to view or print at on June 26, 2020.

*You must use the GooseChase app to be eligible for the prize. The app is free and available for download on Android or Apple devices.  

Get Started

Visit Lock3 on June 26 for details or download the GooseChase app to get started. Need help signing up? Check out this helpful tutorial from Lock3.

Non-Medical Transportation Info

Summit County transportation providers

Last week the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities rescinded all guidance associated with Non-Medical Transportation. This was in addition to the change made previously which removed the requirement that providers submit an assurance form for transportation services. In the communication which acknowledged the withdrawing of the guidance, DoDD advised County Boards of DD and providers to use information from other sources such as the Ohio Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control to develop safe transportation protocols.

Summit DD has reviewed information Read More ›

DODD updates for Summit County Providers

Cleaning Supplies

It has now been roughly three months since the COVID-19 pandemic struck Ohio and drastically changed all our lives. To date, (as of June 12, 2020) 17 Summit County individuals have tested positive, with two currently in the hospital, but expected to make a full recovery. While any diagnosis of COVID-19 is serious, the overall health outcomes for the individuals who have contracted the virus has been positive and we are very thankful for that. We thank you for your vigilance and dedication to all those we serve. You’ve done a great job. This is a good opportunity to remind you, should you need PPE or cleaning supplies, you can still make a request using this link.

DODD Communications Read More ›

Free Online Training for DSPs

Whether you are a brand new DSP or an experienced one, recognizing that behavior serves as communication leads to increased observational skills, knowledge, and empathy toward those we support.

DODD Director Jeff Davis talks about an exciting new training opportunity, available free for direct support professionals, and anyone who supports people with developmental disabilities. Read More ›

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