“I can be the first. Be an inspiration. Motivate others to achieve!” These are the empowering words of a visionary musician named John. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, John receives support from Summit DD and Blick Clinic to help him establish and reach his goals for a good life. “I’ve worked with John for almost five years. From day one he’s always wanted to challenge himself,” shared Heather Turek, John’s Summit DD Service and Support Administrator, in charge of coordinating John’s supports.
Summit DD is proud to introduce Detective Linda Rinear as part of a continued partnership with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Joining the Agency with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Det. Rinear will work alongside Det. Joe Storad to review and investigate potentially criminal Major Unusual Incident (MUI) cases at Summit DD. Her specialized experience in handling sex crime and child abuse cases enhances our mission of protecting the more than 4,000 individuals we support.
Did you know that the first five years of your child’s life are among the most important for his development? Many times delays aren’t recognized until elementary school or later. But did you also know that there are free tools available to help you recognize if he is meeting his milestones, or identify areas where additional support can assist your family? These important tools can help you get your little one off to the right start early on! Continue reading