Tag Archives: Hattie Larlham

More rooms. More families. More hope. And Hard Hat Tours.

Ronald McDonald House of Akron extends their appreciation to all who have accepted their offer to attend a hard hat tour of its expanded facility in Akron, Ohio. Community members are encouraged to continue to schedule tours through the fall months.

Originally opened in 1985, the house has provided a supportive home-away-from home for families receiving medical treatment at Akron Children’s Hospital. The hospital has become the largest pediatric health care provider in Northeast Ohio. In 2016, Ronald McDonald House of Akron served over 12,000 people, but had to turn away more than 4,000 families.

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Hattie Larlham breaks ground on food hub processing center


Story by Connie Williams (Courtesy of the Akronist)


Hattie Larlham will add a vital community service to its garden-to-work training programs, a much needed oasis in the food desert that exists at Akron’s Douglas Street, near the Akron Zoo.

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Hattie’s Gardens

By Katie Sobiech

Hattie's Gardens

Hattie’s Garden is a sustainable agriculture garden that grows chemical-free produce. The program is also a Hattie Larlham vocational program for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Summit County DD Makes Changes to Encourage Inclusion (Part One) – 2013-04-03

Urban Vision

By Katie Sobiech

Did you know that March was Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month?

In 1987, Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation to bring forth positive change in the lives of the developmentally disabled.

Locally, Summit County has made great strides in doing the best they can to serve and include those with developmental disabilities. The key has been to provide supports and services that allow those they serve to live typical lives. The largest entity, County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD), is a great example of a successful community service, uniting just about every related program for services that come full circle.

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