Winter Safety

As a professional, you play an important role in winter safety. People with developmental disabilities are at high risk for injury due to falls and exposure to inclement weather. Those providing care can reduce these risks and seek immediate medical care when needed. You can help people be prepared for colder weather, make safe decisions about what to wear, when to stay in, how to prevent falling, and safeguard against house fires. There are a lot of things to consider, and we appreciate all your efforts to make sure people are safe and happy this winter season. 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 ›

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Last week the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities rescinded all guidance associated with Non-Medical Transportation.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 Guidance for Providers

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, DODD has put together guidance for Providers to help you better respond and prepare in order to keep those you serve and staff safe. Read More ›

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