Transition Agency Directory

Summit County Board of DD
89 E. Howe Rd
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Contact Person: Jill Boxler
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 634-8000
Fax: (330) 634-8949
Description:  Eligible individuals are assigned a Service & Support Admin. Coordinator (SSAC) the year they are graduating from high school. The SSAC assists individuals to determine what type of work is appropriate for them, identify the supports the individual will need to be successful in adult services and identifying and coordinating the enrollment of the individual in the most appropriate Adult Services program.

All-Star Training Club
3108 Sparrows Crest
Akron, OH 44319
Contact Person: Dan Lancianese
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 352-5602
Fax:
Description:  All Star Training Club (ATC) is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing an integrated sports program for individuals with or without disabilities where mental and physical limitations are not considered. ATC is a sanctioned Special Olympic organization and is the only program in 5-county area that offers such a unique approach to athletics where everyone is given the opportunity to become a rising star.

Six District Educational Compact; Summa Health System, Attn: Human Resources
41 Arch St.
Akron, OH 44309
Contact Person: Pati Nelson
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 375-4057
Fax: (330) 375-4058
Description:  Project search is a one-year Option IV program for students with intellectual and/or physical disabilites. Our goal is to help student intern's transition from high school to post-secondary option of the workforce. Located within Summa Health System, students are completely immersed into the worksite alongside typical peers where they learn employability and social skills; the desired outcome is competitive employment.

Summit Co. ADM Board
100 West Cedar St., Suite 300
Akron, OH 44307
Contact Person: Paula Rabinowitz
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-3500
Fax: (330) 252-3024
Description:  The County of Summit ADM Board is responsible for planning, funding, monitoring and evaluating treatment and prevention services for people who experience alcoholism, drug addiction and/or mental illness. The ADM Board contracts with community agencies to provide quality, affordable services for people at critical times in their lives.

Summit Co. ESC Work-Study
420 Washington Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Contact Person: John Wachovec
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 945-5600
Fax: (330) 945-6222
Description:  Program serves participating local school districts. Provides services to student with high incidence disabilities. Services include: career exploration & counseling, Job seeking skills training, employment, follow along, referral to adult agencies and provide work study credit based on activities.

Kent State University/Center for Innovation in Transition & Employment
202 White Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Contact Person: Robert Baer
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 672-0722
Fax: (330) 672-2512
Description:  The CITE provides personnel preparation, model demonstration, and outreach services related to transition to adulthood. It offers an endorsement in transition for graduate level intervention specialists and currently has grant funding to train low-incidence teachers in transition. The CITE has provided career exploration, employment, and college transition services on campus for about 30 high school students per year. It also conducts outreach and research on postschool outcomes for students with disabilities.

Social Security Administration
Federal Bldg., 2nd Floor, 2 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Robert Fenn
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 375-5616
Fax:
Description:  Oversees and administers the Social Security programs for retirment, Medicare, disability and Supplemental Security.

Goodwill Industries/ Vocational Services Division
570 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319
Contact Person: Dawn Rohrig
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 724-6995
Fax: (330) 786-2504
Description:  To prepare for and obtain community employment. To provide vocational training at many of its facilities located in Medina, Summit and Portage counties. Positions include: contract services, retail clerical and janitorial.

Ohio Dept. of Health, Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
P.O. Box 1603
Columbus, OH 43216-1603
Contact Person: James Bryant, M.D.
County:
Phone: (800) 755-4769
Fax: (614) 728-3616
Description:  The (BCMH) is a health care program in the ODH. ECMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need. BCMH's mission is to assure, through the development and support of high quality, coordinated systems, that children with special health care needs and their families obtain comprehensive care and services that are family centered, community based and culturally sensitive. BCVMH is a state administered program that operates within ODH, ECMH receives funding for services from the federal Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, state general revenue funds, county tax funds, third-party reimbursements and donations. BCMH promotes early identification of children with handicapping conditions and treatment of those children buy appropriate health care providers. Major components of the program include: conducting quality assurance activities to establish standards of care and to determine unmet needs of children with handicaps and their families; funding services for the diagnosis and treatment of medically eligible conditions; collaborating with public health nurses and local health departments to assist in increasing access to care; supporting service coordination for children with selected diagnoses; and assisting families to access and utilize appropriate courses of payment for services for their child.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Summit Co.
780 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44306
Contact Person: Gary Voelzow
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-6503
Fax:
Description:  To improve the quality of life for children from single parent homes and help them achieve their full potential through professionally supported, long-term one on one relationships with adult mentors.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Medina Co.
704 N. Court St.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person:
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 725-8455
Fax:
Description: 

Akron Children's Hospital, Parent Mentor Program
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Judy Doyle
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 543-3072
Fax: (330) 543-3856
Description:  Provides one-on-one support to parents of a child receiving CHMCA services. Parents will be matched with a volunteer parent mentor who has a child with a similar difficulty/illness. One-one-support helps parents connect with Community Services/Agenices.

Six District Educ. Compact Career Assessment Center
181 Strecker Dr.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Contact Person: Tony Doskocil
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 633-0612
Fax: (330) 630-1037
Description:  Career Assessment Co for Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Woodrige, Stow and Tallmadge

PATHS (Promoting Adolescents Through Health Services)
377 S. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44320
Contact Person: Vanessa Drone
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 535-7000
Fax: (330) 543-5542
Description:  PATHS is a comprehensive adolescent health services program that seeks to prevent teens from undertaking activities that threaten their health` and their future. Through challenging and engaging experiences, teens learn the skills necessary to cope with school, family, peer pressure, drugs, sex, employment and a host of other issues that can create havoc in their young lives. Akron Children’s Hospital developed the PATHS program to intervene in the lives of 12- to 18-year-olds who otherwise may be at risk of making choices that will threaten their health and future well-being. By providing health care, tutoring, family life and sex education, career awareness, lifetime fitness, self-expression and social work services, PATHS is able to reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective factors related to health-compromising behaviors.

Akron Children's Hospital Home Care Group
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Sally Hartline
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 543-5000
Fax: (330) 543-3084
Description:  The agency provides skilled nursing services as well as personal care to children with acute and chronic health conditions. In addition, CHCG is a supplier of medical equipment and has an infusion pharmacy.

Mental Health America of Summit Co.
405 Tallmadge Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Contact Person: Angela Tucker Cooper
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 923-0688
Fax: (330) 923-7573
Description:  The PEERS project (Parent Education, Empowerment, Resources and Support) provides support and advocacy services for families with children with severe emotional and/or behavioral disorders. Provdes information on mental health services, education or mental health concerns. To serve as an advocate for mental health consumers and their families, and to mediate complaints and grievances for clients and client families.

Windfall Industries/Medina Co. Sheltered
150 Quadral Rd.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Contact Person: Ron Volpe
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 334-4491
Fax: (330) 344-4492
Description:  Provide Map-Start Program, job training at various community sites, BVR/CARF accredited. Also, work with local high school students for volunteer community work training program in Medina and Summit counties.

Good Samaritan Hunger Center
P.O. Box 5753
Akron, OH 44372
Contact Person: Anne Bartlett
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 864-8520
Fax:
Description:  Dedicated to p[roviding food to those in need

Stark State College
6200 Frank Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44720
Contact Person: Nour Abou-Zakhim
County: Stark
Phone: (330) 494-6170
Fax: (330) 305-6628
Description:  2 year associate degree; 1 year certificate program

Stark State College
6200 Frank Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44720
Contact Person: Kathryn Bernstein
County: Stark
Phone: (330) 494-6170
Fax: (330) 497-6313
Description:  Technical college - We assist students with the admissions and financial aid process and provide academic adivising, as well as support services for students with disabilities.

Stark State College of Technology
6200 Frank Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44720
Contact Person: Lisa Gilliland
County: Stark
Phone: (330) 494-6170
Fax: (330) 305-6628
Description:  THEME provides supplemental services to students served through DSS and RSC at Stark State. TRANSITION provides services to students in StarkCo. Schools with RSC referral (includes diagnostics, career exploration, vocational evalus, advocacy, mentoring to include study skills/organizational skills, job development, work experience, visits to post-secondary institutions.

Mount Union College
1972 Clark Avenue
Alliance, OH 44601
Contact Person: Karen Saracusa
County: Stark
Phone: (330) 823-7372
Fax: (330) 829-8737
Description:  4 year private college

Walsh University
FH 209, Farrell Hall, 2020 E. market St.
Canton, OH 44720
Contact Person: Ryan Sweet
County: Stark
Phone: (330) 499-7090
Fax: (330) 490-7272
Description: 

Malone University
2600 Cleveland Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44709
Contact Person: Anna Meadows
County: Stark
Phone: (330) 471-8496
Fax: (330) 471-8149
Description: 

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA)
100 W. Cedar St.
Akron, OH 44307
Contact Person: Anthony O'Leary
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-9631
Fax: (330) 376-6891
Description:  Provides safe, decent and sanitary housing to low and moderate income citizens living in Summit County. Administers Summit County's subsidized senior and family housing, Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8), and single family home programs. Offers resident support programs including family self-sufficiency, early childhood education, and congregate meal programs for seniors, Neighborhood Network computer centers and after school programs.

Greenleaf Family Center
212 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44304
Contact Person: Joanna Paxos
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-9494
Fax: (330) 996-9108
Description:  To strengthen families in our community through counseling, education and support.

Tri-County Independent Living Center, Inc.
680 E. Market St., Suite 205
Akron, OH 44304
Contact Person: Carol Youtz
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-0007
Fax: (330) 762-7416
Description:  The Center serves individuals with disabilities who reside in Summit, Stark and Portage counties. The Center advocates for and assists people with disabilities who want to live independently in the community. The center provides services directly or coordinates services indirectly through referral to other agencies and resources.

ACCESS, Inc.
230 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
Contact Person: Lindsay Marrone
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 535-2999
Fax: (330) 535-0008
Description:  Provides short term (30 days) emergency shelter for homeless women & children. Teens are involved in leadership and community workshops, social activities, and fundraising, etc.

YMCA - Akron Area
209 S. Main St. Suite 501
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Douglas Kohl
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-1335
Fax:
Description:  Services included: Athletic & Fitness Activites, Character Creation Camps offered during summer, Education, Leader Clubs, Phoenix School (a state chartered school for special need youth), Youth Challenge. Many branches in the area.

East Akron YMCA Phoenix School
110 Goodyear Blvd.
Akron, OH 44305
Contact Person: Tony Grimes
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 784-0408
Fax: (330) 784-8477
Description:  To direct youth on how to exhibit pro-social behavior and improve academic skills while working toward the goal of successful home school reintegration.

Akron City Health Dept.
177 S. Broadway
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Christine R. Johnson, R.N., MS.
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 375-2430
Fax: (330) 375-2395
Description:  To provide professional nursing services that are planned and coordinated with the client and other providers thus promoting/maintaining healthy behaviors and healthy development

Akron Community Health Resources, Inc.
1400 S. Arlington St. Suite 38
Akron, OH 44306
Contact Person: John Sniezek
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 724-5471
Fax: (330) 724-5694
Description:  To provide general medical care and services.

Akron Community Service Center & Urban League
440 Vernon Odom Blvd.
Akron, OH 44307
Contact Person: Bernett L. Williams
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 434-3101
Fax: (330) 434-2716
Description:  Services include: ACT (Assisting Children in Transition) Program, GED exams,

Community Health Center Adolescent Treatment Center
702 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44305
Contact Person: Intake Dept.
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 434-4141
Fax: (330) 315-5230
Description:  Serves youth in a family practice setting. Individual and group therapy is available along with case management and other treatment services for substance abuse disorders.

Blick Clinic
640 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44310
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-5425
Fax:
Description:  Comprehensive, clinical diagnostic and treatment services. Housing for those with mental and developmental disabilities

Community Support Services
150 Cross St.
Akron, OH 44311
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 253-9388
Fax:
Description:  Services for severely mentally ill over age 17; case management, counseling, residential/housing, employment

Safe Landing I for Boys
39 W. Cuyahoga Falls Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 253-7632
Fax:
Description:  To provide assistance in shelter for ages 11-17; open 24 hours

Safe Landing II for Girls
587 Seiberling St.
Akron, OH 44306
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 784-7200
Fax:
Description:  To provide assistance in shelter for ages 11-17; open 24 hours

Akron Summit Co. Community Action Agency Inc.
1367 Doty Drive
Akron, OH 44306
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 784-3301
Fax:
Description:  Food Pantry & Meal Site; W-F, 2-4:00 call first

Akron Summit. Co. Comm. Action - Head Start
196 Van Buren
Barberton, OH 44203
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 848-0557
Fax:
Description:  Food Pantry & Meal Site; Tues/Thur. call first

Boys & Girls Club of Western Reserve
890 Eller Ave.
Akron, OH 44306
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 773-3375
Fax:
Description:  Facility for recreation & education, health and life skills

Catholic Social Services of Summit Co.
640 N. Main St.
Akron, OH 44310
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-7481
Fax:
Description:  The agency provides a continuum of integrated, comprehensive support and development services that enhance family and individual functioning. Coordinating interagency and community services and resources

Child Guidance & Family Solutions -Family TIES Program
682 Buchtel Ave.
Akron, OH 44304
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-2557
Fax: (330) 535-5842
Description:  Offers variety of groups and activities in area of skill development, education & prevention

Family Child Learning Center & Family Information Network
143 Northwest Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 633-2055
Fax: (330) 633-2658
Description:  Provides family-centered developmental services

Help Me Grow
246 N. High St., 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266
Contact Person:
County:
Phone: (800) 755-4769
Fax:
Description:  Parenting, child development and immunization education

Child Guidance & Family Solutions
312 Locust St.
Akron, OH 44302
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-0591
Fax:
Description:  Family counseling programs

Family Resource Center
650 Dan St.
Akron, OH 44310
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 379-3613
Fax: (330) 643-2894
Description:  The Center will offer assistance to youth and their families who are facing life challenges in these areas: Pregnancy, truancy, domestic violence and conflict in the home, school dropout prevention. By court referral.

Packard Institute, Inc.
461 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-4357
Fax:
Description:  Counseling and other therapeutic services for Ohio teens and their families

Portage Path Behavioral Health
340 S. Broadway St.
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Jerome Kraker
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 253-4118
Fax:
Description:  To provide outpatient and emergency mental health services for adults; several branches available

Head Start
670 W. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44302
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 643-0711
Fax:
Description: 

Salvation Army Child Development Center
135 Hall St.
Akron, OH 44302
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-8177
Fax:
Description: 

United Disability Services
701 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44311
Contact Person: Gary Knuth
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 762-9975
Fax: (330) 762-0912
Description:  To support people with disabilities and their caregivers by providing programs and services; vocational services, assist in finding employment

Life Skills Center of Akron
80 W. Bowery St.
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (866) 543-3754
Fax:
Description:  At-risk students ages 16-21 are eligible.

Urban Ounce of Prevention Services
1544 S. Hawkins Ave.
Akron, OH 44320
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 867-5400
Fax:
Description:  Life skills dev. & substance abuse education for African-Americans

Speech & Hearing Center
225 S. Main St. #181 University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 972-7833
Fax:
Description:  Diagnosis and treatment for persons with communication disorders

Summit County Board of MRDD
89 E. Howe Rd.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 630-4600
Fax: (330) 630-8018
Description:  To provide services to Summit Co. individuals with disabilities. Education & vocational programs

Vision Support Services
325 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44304
Contact Person: Kristen Baysinger
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 253-2555
Fax: (330) 996-4088
Description:  Education assistance, books, aid for the blind

Akron Summit Community Action
80 W. Bowery St. #200
Akron, OH 44309
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-7730
Fax:
Description:  Assists low income and disadvantaged persons and families find employment

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
161 S. High St.
Akron, OH 44309
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 643-3080
Fax:
Description: 

East Akron Community House (EACH)
550 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Contact Person: Cazzell Smith
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 773-6838
Fax: (330) 773-0345
Description:  Vocational services for East Akron residents

NEXT Step
1040 Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
Contact Person: Laura Fechter
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 630-4640
Fax:
Description:  Workforce development and job connections, career counseling, work experience and internships for youth

Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation

, OH
Contact Person:
County:
Phone: (877) 644-6562
Fax:
Description: 

The JOB Center - Workforce
1040 E. Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
Contact Person: Ralph Sinistro
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 633-1050
Fax:
Description: 

Summit Co. Job & Family Services
47 N. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Sarah Kisner
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 643-8200
Fax: (330) 643-7351
Description:  Employment counseling

Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Programs
1621 Flickinger Rd.
Akron, OH 44312
Contact Person: Colleen Ryzka, LMF II, LICDC
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 784-1271
Fax: (330) 784-7270
Description:  Provides education and support in a chemically free environment, which gives adolescents the necessary time to develop the abilities of coping with daily living without the support of chemicals.

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
55 E. Mill St.
Akron, OH 44309
Contact Person: Malcolm Costa
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-7730
Fax: (330) 996-4040
Description:  To alleviate poverty and conditions of poverty

Akron-Summit Co. Public Library Youth Services Office
60 S. High St.
Akron, OH 44326
Contact Person: Carolyn Burrier
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 643-9187
Fax: (330) 643-9014
Description:  Provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve family and community life

American Red Cross
501 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
Contact Person: Wayne Brennessel
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 535-6131
Fax: (330) 535-4330
Description:  The mission is to improve the quality of human life; to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

ARC of Summit & Portage Counties
3869 Darrow Rd.,Ste. 109
Stow, OH 44224
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 836-5863
Fax:
Description:  ARC exists to preserve and enhance human dignity and legal rights of people with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
246 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43229
Contact Person: Dr. Alvin Jackson
County:
Phone: (800) 755-4769
Fax: (614) 728-3616
Description:  To find children who are medically handicapped or those who may become handicapped, and refer them to quality health care providers for diagnosis and treatment.

Dept. of Youth Services - Akron Regional Office
161 S. High St., Ste. 100
Akron, OH 44308
Contact Person: Joe Marsilo
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 643-3040
Fax: (330) 643-1436
Description:  Provide parole services to youth released from state correctional institutions

Easter Seals Northern Ohio
3085 W. Market St., #124
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Contact Person: Jenny Mason
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 836-9741
Fax: (330) 836-4967
Description:  To provide services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities.

Family Services/Comm. Services for the Deaf
212 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44304
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-9351
Fax: (330) 996-9108
Description:  To provide comprehensive services to deaf and hearing impaired persons and their families and to assist area professionals/services in doing so.

H.M. Life Opportunity Services
1815 W. Market St.,St.102
Akron, OH 44313
Contact Person: Melissa Massal-Finn, MSW
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-5600
Fax: (330) 276-2277
Description:  Provides safe, affordable housing and intensive supportive services to single-parent families that are homeless in Akron and Summit County

INFO Line, Inc.
703 S. Main St., Ste. 211
Akron, OH 44311
Contact Person: Richard Stahl
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-6660
Fax: (330) 253-1137
Description:  Maintains a database of agencies that provide services to residents of Summit County, 24 hours a day. Connects callers with the agencies and programs available to provide the appropriate assistance.

Junior Achievement of Akron Area, Inc.
P.O. Box 26006
Akron, OH 44319
Contact Person: David Best
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 434-1875
Fax: (330) 434-2202
Description:  To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy

State Support Team Region 8 (SSTR8)
421 Washington Ave.
Cuyahoga Fallsq, OH 44221
Contact Person: Karen Majeski
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 945-5600
Fax: (330) 945-6222
Description:  Serves Medina, Portage and Summit counties. Responsible for the regional delivery of: school improvement, literacy, special education compliance, secondary transition and early learning and school readiness

Parent Coalition for Persons with Disabilities
701 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44311
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 376-7273
Fax: (330) 376-0211
Description:  Information, support groups and linkage to other families, resources, help problem-solve school issues

Autism Center
3557 Commercial Dr.
Copley, OH
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone:
Fax:
Description: 

Portage Lakes Career Center
4401 Shriver Rd.
Green, OH 44232
Contact Person: Paulette Prince
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 896-8200
Fax: (330) 896-2897
Description:  Job Placement, Adult Education, Vocation/Technical Training, Corporate Training

Summit Co. Children Services
264 S. Arlington
Akron, OH 44306
Contact Person: John Saros
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 379-1986
Fax: (330) 379-1981
Description:  Multi-service Child Welfare Agency - Preventative and protective child services offered

Summit Co. Community Partnership
373 Portage Path
Akron, OH 44320
Contact Person: Gwendolyn Huges Wilson
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 374-0947
Fax: (330) 375-0958
Description:  Coalitions of community resources in the effort to prevent alcohol and other substance abuse

Summit Co. Juvenile Court
650 Dan St.
Akron, OH 44310-3989
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 643-2900
Fax: (330) 643-2894
Description: 

University of Akron, Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325
Contact Person: Dr. Karen Desmarais
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 972-6822
Fax: (330) 972-5599
Description:  Provides couseling services for children and adolescents who experience behavior problems at home or at school, problems arising from family conflicts

Coleman Professional Services
5982 Rhodes Rd.
Kent, OH 44240
Contact Person: Nora Owens & Dr. Bruce Bottler
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 673-1347
Fax: (330) 678-3677
Description:  Provides a variety of behavioral health and rehabilitation services. Supported by state and federal funds, grant and contracts and Coleman Enterprise companies

Hattie Larlham Foundation
9772 Diagonal Rd.
Mantua, OH 44255
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 274-2272
Fax:
Description:  Provides quality care for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Services include: residential care, respite and home care, educational programs, vocational programs

PMHA -Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority
2832 State Route 59
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person: Fred Zawilinski
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-1489
Fax: (330) 297-6295
Description:  Provides rental housing assistance to low-income families, seniors and the disabled through two HUD programs - Section 8 and Public Housing

PARTA - Portage Area Transportation Authority
2000 Summit Rd.
Kent, OH 44240
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 678-1287
Fax:
Description:  Provides bus services to selected routes throughout Portage County.

United Way 211 Portage
122 N. Prospect St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person: Erin Dunbar
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-4636
Fax:
Description: 

Robinson Memorial Hospital
6847 North Chestnut St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-0811
Fax:
Description: 

Portage County Health Department
449 S. Meridian St., 3rd Floor
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 296-9919
Fax: (330) 297-3597
Description: 

Ohio Mental Health Department

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Contact Person:
County:
Phone:
Fax:
Description: 

Portage Workforce Connection
1081 West Main St.
Ravenna, OH 44266-1207
Contact Person: Becky Porcase
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 296-2841
Fax: (330) 296-7805
Description:  Services for youth are provided by a variety of local agencies and overseen by the Portage Co. Youth Advisory Council

Portage County Educational Service Center
326 E. Main St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-1436
Fax: (330) 297-1113
Description: 

Portage County DD
2606 Brady Lake Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-6209
Fax: (330) 297-1202
Description: 

Portage Children Services Program (Happy Day School)
449 S. Meridian St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 296-9919
Fax:
Description: 

Portage Industries, Inc.
7008 State Route 88
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 296-2839
Fax: (330) 296-8875
Description: 

Portage County Job & Family Services
449 S. Meridian St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person: Anita Herrington
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-3750
Fax: (330) 298-1107
Description:  Provdes children, adults and families an effective support system to assist in obtaining self-sufficiency and a safe, stable, healthy living environment.

M-SSTAT Medina Special Students Transition Action Team
777 E. Union St.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person: Emily Askea
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 636-3222
Fax:
Description:  M-SSTAT is a resource that educates employers and facilitates employment for people with disabilities. The purpose of M-SSTAT is to act as a catalyst for inclusion of people with disabilities into the workforce.

Medina Creative Housing
704 N. Court St.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person:
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 725-3526
Fax:
Description:  Works with families to encourage early planning and timely transitioning of adult children with disabilsities into independent designed and/or adapted to meet their child's individual housing needs.

Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority
2832 State Route 59
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-1489
Fax: (330) 297-6295
Description: 

NEXT Step
3711 Pearl Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person: Lauren Sullivan
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 725-2919
Fax: (330) 725-2573
Description:  Provide academic support, resume writing, interviewing skills, life skills training, occupational skills training, college preparation, mentoring and counseling for students ages 14-21

Kent State University

Kent, OH 44240
Contact Person: Lisa Audet
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 672-2672
Fax:
Description: 

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

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Contact Person: Jennifer Call
County:
Phone: (330) 643-3080
Fax: (614) 985-7472
Description: 

Four Cities Educational Compact
360 College St.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Contact Person: Carol Sayre
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 335-9412
Fax:
Description: 

KSU-Center for Innovation in Transition & Employment
202 White Hall
Kent, OH 44240
Contact Person: Rachel McMahan Queen
County: Portage
Phone:
Fax:
Description: 

Medina Co. Juvenile Probate Court
93 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person:
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 725-9709
Fax: (330) 725-9173
Description: 

Society for Handicapped Citizens
4283 Paradise Rd.
Seville, OH 44273
Contact Person:
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 722-1900
Fax:
Description:  Provide education, training, recreation, resources, materials, equipment loan, transportation subsidy and residential services to Medina county residents with mental and/or physical disabilities. Also operates 8 residential homes for specials needs individuals.

Medina County Public Transit
3334 Myers Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person:
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 723-9670
Fax: (330) 723-9169
Description:  Provide both public and specialized doro to door local transportation service within Medina County

Solutions Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

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Contact Person:
County:
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Community-based behavioral healthcare organization

Maplewood Career Center
7075 State Route 88
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 296-2892
Fax:
Description:  Provides individuals with educational experiences that aid in personal growth and the development of career/technical skills leading to graduation, higher education, and/or employment.

Hiram College
P.O. Box 67
Hiram, OH 44234
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 569-3211
Fax:
Description: 

Mental Health & Recovery Board
P.O. Box 743
Kent, OH 44240
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 673-1756
Fax:
Description: 

Family & Community Service of Portage Co.
705 Oakwood, Suite 221
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-7027
Fax: (330) 296-2624
Description:  Programs include resources for basic needs, community services, counseling services, health and wellness, youth services, housing

Child Health Services
449 South Meridian
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person:
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-3750
Fax: (330) 297-3439
Description:  Employment, family support, children services

Ardmore, Inc.
981 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44305
Contact Person: Dan Hurd
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 535-2601
Fax: (330) 535-7911
Description:  Provides alternatives to institutional living for residents of Summit County with developmental disabilities. Ardmore, Inc. operates small homes, foster homes, and provides case work support to individuals in their supported living programs. Ardmore has specialized services for adults with autism.

REM Ohio (State Office)
971 White Pond Dr.
Akron, OH 44320
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone: (800) 685-0071
Fax: (330) 864-5843
Description:  Provides community-based services for people with developmental disabilities and other complex conditions. Programs include: Community Shared Homes and residential support services; Community Employment Programs and other vocational support; Professional Services such as medical and therapy support, daily living assistance, case management and treatment plan design.

REM Ohio (Eastern Regional Office)
470 Portage Lakes Dr., Suite 207
Akron, OH 44319
Contact Person: Jo Spargo
County: Summit
Phone: (888) 644-9730
Fax:
Description:  Service offered: host-home, residential services, hourly support services, day programs, vocational services, autism services, dual diagnosis services, Prader-Willi Syndrome services, crisis intervention, respite, offenders with developmental disabilities, home health support, and specialized services

Medina County DD
4691 Windfall Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person:
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 725-7751
Fax: (330) 722-4854
Description:  Offers the folowing services: recreational and social activites, employment options, transitional services, volunteering opportunities, challenging behaviors and Autistic Spectrum services, family support services, transportation.

Portage Community Health Resources
1993 State Route 59
Kent, OH 44240
Contact Person: Tina Wood
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 673-1016
Fax: (330) 673-1106
Description:  To promote health and wellness, to provide health care for the medically underserved or underinsured and to provide affordable healthcare, accessible to all people in the Northeast Ohio area. Servicers include: dental, care management, and medical

Bridges
1140 East Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
Contact Person: Laura Gerlich
County: Summit
Phone: (330) 630-3859
Fax: (330) 630-3863
Description:  An Adult Day Support Program of Ardmore Inc. To provide a supported learning environment that promotes and encourages personal growth, skill reinforcement and development, personal choice, self-determination and civic awareness.

The Ohio State University (ODS)
150 Pomerene Hall 1760 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact Person:
County:
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Office for Disability Services (ODS)

Kent State University
Ground Fl. DeWeese Center
Kent, OH 44242
Contact Person: Mary DeMichele Reeves
County: Portage
Phone:
Fax:
Description: 

Wright State University, Office of Disability Services
023 Student Union, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Contact Person:
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Phone:
Fax:
Description: 

Cleveland State University (ODS)
University Center, Room 304, 2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Contact Person: Kate Yurickm M.Ed., C.R.C. Coor.
County:
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Office of Disability Services

The University of Akron (Office of Accessibility
Simmons Hall 105
Akron, OH 44325-6213
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone:
Fax:
Description: 

University of Cincinnati (ODS)
210 University Pavilion
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0638
Contact Person:
County:
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Office of Disability Services

Bowling Green State University (ODS)
413 South Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001
Contact Person:
County:
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Office of Disability Services

John Carroll University, Div. of Student Affairs
20700 North Park Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
Contact Person:
County:
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Services for Students with Disabilities

Edwin Shaw Rehab., Driver Training
1621 Flickinger Rd.
Akron, OH
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Disability Driver Training School

Heights Driving School II
50 Baker Blvd., Suite 3
Akron, OH
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Disability Driver Training School

Wally's Driver Training
1513 Aster Ave.
Akron, OH
Contact Person:
County: Summit
Phone:
Fax:
Description:  Disability Driver Training School

Miami University, Office of Student Services
130 Rentschler Hall
Hamilton, OH 45011
Contact Person:
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Phone:
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Ohio University, Office of Institutional Equity
Crewson House
Athens, OH 45701
Contact Person:
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Vision Quest
326 East Main St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact Person: Rayna Antol
County: Portage
Phone: (330) 297-1436
Fax:
Description:  Any student, ages 18-22 who has not received a high school diploma may be eligible. A student's IEP team will determine if he or she is eligible for the program. Skill building areas include: Daily Living Skills, Vocational Skills, Personal/Social Skills, Community Skills. Vision Quest is located in Ravenna on the campus of Family and Community Services, Inc. The location allows the students and their families to establish contacts and relationships that foster a smooth transition between school-aged services and adult community services such as housing, employment, and transportation.

Medina Works - One Stop Employment & Training Network
3721 Pearl Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person: Bill Hanigan
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 723-9675
Fax:
Description: 

Medina County Dept. of Job & Family Services
232 Northland Dr.
Medina, OH 44256
Contact Person: Mead Wilkins
County: Medina
Phone: (330) 722-9300
Fax: (330) 722-3383
Description: 

ASPIES Greater Akron
2101 Bigelow St.
Akron, OH 44314-2521
Contact Person: Joy Spencer
County: Summit, Medina, Portage, & Stark
Phone: (330) 745-5115
Fax:
Description:  Support groups for parents and individuals with Asperger Syndrome and other disabilities on the Autism Spectrum. Provide education and socialization opportunities, as well as resources. Ages: Birth through adulthood

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