Who We Are Since 1967, the County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) has been providing services and supports to eligible individuals and their families. Currently, the Summit DD serves more than 4,000 individuals with disabilities in Summit County. Services are available throughout a person's life, Early Intervention programs for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and transition services for students with developmental disabilities to vocational, habilitation and retirement programs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Summit DD Facilities Administrative offices 89 E Howe Road Tallmadge, OH 44278 Phone: 330-634-8080 Fax: 330-634-8081 Akron Center 636 W. Exchange Street Akron, OH 44302 Phone: 330-634-8100 Fax: 330-634-8108 Ardmore - SSA Office 981 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44305 Phone: 330-367-3877 Fax: 330-376-3301 Barberton Center 501 West Hopocan Avenue Barberton, OH 44203 Phone: 330-634-8250 Fax: 330-745-0436 Calico Center 89 E Howe Road Tallmadge, OH 44278 Phone: 330-634-8081 Fax: 330-634-8081 Canal Place 530 S Main Street, Suite 1714 Akron, OH 44311 Phone: 330-379-3696 Fax: 330-379-3665 Coventry Center 3235 Manchester Road Akron, OH 44319 Phone: 330-245-1328 Fax: 330-245-0820 Cuyahoga Falls Center 2355 Second Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 Phone: 330-634-8200 Fax: 330-940-4086 Ellet Center 2420 Wedgewood Drive Akron, OH 44312 Phone: 330-634-8351
Summit DD Facilities Hudson Community Office - SSA 1789-B Stoney Hill Drive Hudson, OH 44236 Fax: 330-342-3810 Potomac Center 66 Osceola Avenue Tallmadge, OH 44278 Phone: 330-634-8866 Fax: 330-630-6047 Southern Center 1651 Massillon Road Akron, OH 44312 Phone: 330-634-8300 Fax: 330-733-5409 Tallmadge Center 630 North Avenue Tallmadge, OH 44278 Phone: 330-634-8400 Fax: 330-634-8488 Transportation Garage 89½ East Howe Road Tallmadge, OH 44278 Phone: 330-634-8789 Fax: 330-634-8777 Twinsburg Center 10735 Ravenna Rd. Suite #11 Twinsburg, OH 44087 Phone: 330-425-3159 Fax: 330-425-3122 Weaver Learning Center 89 E Howe Road Tallmadge, OH 44278 Phone: 330-634-8502 Fax: 330-634-8525 West Market Street - SSA 3105-B West Market Street Fairlawn, OH 44333
The Mission Summit DD’s mission is to be a primary community force that enables eligible individuals to work, live, learn, play and participate as equal citizens in their communities.
How do we do this?
Work Ten Work Centers to serve communities in Summit County. Community Employment gives people with disabilities the opportunity to work while providing valuable human resources to employers. Summit DD partners with over 100 employers including West Point Market, Main Street Gourmet, Marhofer Chevrolet, Akron Children’s Hospital, Sterling Jewelers, Inc. and many more. Retirement Services to continue quality of life during life's later years. Job Preparedness Services through the Job Exploration Training (J.E.T.) program prepares individuals for work in the community.
Live Service and Support Administration to assure that eligible individuals receive the quality services and supports that make a full life possible. Transportation Services to work, school, appointments and community activities using the Summit DD bus fleet, METRO SCAT. Residential Supports that allow people with disabilities to live in the community with independence. Respite Services to provide a temporary home for people with developmental disabilities in emergencies and on occasions when families are unable to provide care. Foster Care to provide people in need with a nurturing, family environment during a time of need. Semi-Independent Living providing community integrated settings allowing for as normal a life as possible.
Learn Early Intervention to begin treating learning delays early in the life of children ages0-3 years. CALICO Integrated Learning Center is a developmental day care center for children ages 1-5 years with special needs and who are typically developing. Habilitation Services provides an individualized education and vocational training for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
Play BLAST is a social program that holds events and outings to build social independence for adults in independent employment. Special Events that encourage social interaction and development in community settings. Special Olympics that allow youth and adult athletes with developmental disabilities to compete and excel in individual and team sport
How Do I Apply for Summit Developmental Disabilities Board Services? The Intake Department is the starting point for services for all ages. The Intake Department will help to determine the eligibility of an applicant. Call our Intake/Referral Specialist at 330-634-8674 weekdays between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.
Adult Intake Applicants ages 16 and above are considered eligible for Summit DD services if they have a documented history of life-long developmental disability and significant functional limitations in at least three of seven life areas when administered the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI).
Adult Intake (con’t) The Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) will be administered to help us assess whether an adult qualifies for services. This assessment will test a person's skills both cognitive and physical and evaluate them according to the OEDI guidelines.
Adult Intake (con’t) Applicants requesting Adult Services will be asked for the following documents prior to enrollment: –Current Medical Evaluation (within 6 months of eligibility determination) –Applicants found not eligible for Summit DD Board services will be given recommendations for alternative services and information about the appeal process in their eligibility determination letter.
Intake Children ages 0 through 2 years are considered eligible for Summit DD supports and services if there is documented evidence of developmental delay from the Help Me Grow evaluation team, or there is documented evidence of a physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a delay or disability from the child’s physician. Children ages 0 through 2 years must have their eligibility re-determined at age 3 for continued services.
Intake Children ages 3 through 5 years are considered eligible for Summit DD services if they have at least two documented developmental delays or medical disorder that is known to cause delays. Children ages 3 through 5 years must have their eligibility re-determined at age 6 for continued services.
Intake Children ages 6 through 15 years are considered eligible for Summit DD services if they have a documented history of life-long developmental disability and significant functional limitations in at least three areas of the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI). Children ages 6 through 15 years must have their eligibility re-determined at age 16 for continued services.
Please Remember Eligibility status may be reviewed at any time in all age categories, especially after a period of inactivity with this agency or if a significant change in diagnoses, impairment or skill has occurred.
Services & Supports Administration (SSA) The Service and Support Administration (SSA) department manages services for persons eligible for developmental disability services. Eligible individuals are assigned a Service & Support Administrator to assess individual needs, facilitate development of individual service plans, arrange for services and monitor the provision of those services. Service & Support Administrators often times assist families with questions, planning or referrals on subjects such as Social Security, guardianship, Medicaid, waiting lists, etc.Service and Support Administration
How are Services Funded?
Home and Community Based Waivers A waiver is a Medicaid funding source that pays for the services & supports. Persons served can use a Medicaid waiver to stay in their homes and get support rather than live in an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICFMR) or Nursing Facility. There are two types of waivers administered in the Summit DD Board program: the Individual Options Waiver, commonly referred to as the IO waiver; the Level One Waiver.
Services the IO Waiver Covers include: Homemaker/Personal Care (Rule for Homemaker/Personal Care) Home Modifications and Adaptations Non-Medical Transportation Respite Care Social Work Home-delivered meals Nutrition Interpreter Services Specialized Adaptive or Assistive Medical Equipment and Supplies Supported Employment Adult Day Array Services
Services the Level One Waiver Covers include: Homemaker/Personal Care (Rule for Homemaker/Personal Care) Institutional Respite Informal Respite Non-Medical Transportation Personal Emergency Response Systems Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies Environmental Accessibility Adaptations Emergency Assistance Supported Employment
How does an individual choose a service provider? Summit DD Board has fully executed a provider selection process that is not only user friendly but is compliant with the Department of Developmental Disabilities Free Choice of Provider rule. When someone eligible for services from Summit DD is in need of services, or needs additional services or would like to make a change in service provision that person begins with their Individual Services Plan (ISP) Team. The Service and Support Administrator (SSA) who is responsible for that ISP Team completes a Services Referral Form. The Services Referral Forms are posted electronically on a web application that is accessed by certified providers of services. Providers can review the service referrals and determine if they are both able and willing to serve this particular person.
Selecting a Provider (Con’t) The SSA will then compile a list of all of the providers that responded with a willingness to serve. The person requesting services along with their circle of support will work with the SSA to get more information about the providers that are willing. This may include face to face interviews with the providers. It may also include looking at a profile of the provider available through the Summit DD Web Site – Provider Search Tool. This Search Tool is available to the public and can be accessed through our web site. Providers are encouraged to provide updated information about themselves and/or their organizations to help service consumers in the selection process.web site.
What do Community Services look like? Community Services includes Homemaker/Personal Care (HPC) services which are tasks directed at increasing the independence of the person served within his/her home or community. These tasks include assisting the individual with activities of: Daily living Personal hygiene Dressing Feeding transfer and ambulatory needs Skill development Homemaking tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping
Community living Settings Congregate Setting –Services provided to a person served living with up to 4 individuals requiring paid supervisory staff and HPC for typically 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This may also include Foster Care Living Independently with paid staff support –Services provided to a person served living in the community receiving HPC services typically less than 24 hours, 7 days/week
Community Living (con’t) Living in Family Home with paid staff support –Services provided to a person served living with family receiving HPC services typically less than 24 hours, 7 days/week. Respite Care –Services provided to a person served for the provision of appropriate short term, temporary HPC care and support services that are provided to sustain the viability of the living arrangement or family structure of the person served or to meet planned or emergency needs of the family or caregiver because of the absence of or need for relief of those persons normally providing care. ICFMR –Intermediate Care Facilities for (individuals with) Mental Retardation provide residential supports to individuals whose medical needs require on-site services from a nurse or therapist. ICF’s MR have twenty-four hour per day awake staff day and are only provided by Agencies who are licensed to provide this service.
Major Unusual Incidents The MUI Department was established in January of 2002 in compliance with the requirements of House Bill 94. –What is a MUI? A Major Unusual Incident (MUI) is an allegation or actual occurrence of an incident that could place the individual’s health or safety at risk.
The MUI Process Concerns regarding individuals with developmental disabilities can be submitted by family, friends, staff, medical providers and the general community by contacting the MUI department. Hotline: 330-634-8MUI (8684) Trained investigators will complete a thorough investigation and act accordingly to ensure the individuals health and safety are maintained.