Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board
Services are offered to people with disabilities in Summit County from the time an infant is diagnosed with a developmental disability, or before age 22 if an incident should occur that results in a disability.
Community Services includes Homemaker/Personal Care (HPC) services which are tasks directed at increasing independence. Children from birth to age three can receive early intervention services and supports. Services can include consultative support from professionals such as Early Intervention Specialists who are Developmental Specialists as well as Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Vision Specialists, as needed. Families of children ages 3 through 22 who have developmental disabilities can receive service coordination and support from our Services and Supports Administration Department.
The Community Supports and Services department supports the Board mission by matching employment opportunities in the local community with individuals who will perform the job to the expectations of the employer. The department also provides services intended to prepare individuals with little or no employment experience with training designed to prepare them for future employment.
The Family Support Service (FSS) program is intended to fund services that are therapeutic, and typically include but may not be limited to respite services, environmental accessibility adaptations and adaptive equipment.
Transportation is provided by the Board to eligible individuals attending eight community service centers and a variety of job sites around Summit County. Community Travel Department assists those who are able to learn how to use the METRO and SCAT public transportation system.