The 20th Anniversary Great Pumpkin Race to benefit Stark DD Special Olympics programs will be on Saturday, October 28. Find out more here.



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Stark DD -- Blueprint for the Future: Stark DD ready to approve new strategic plan
published February 21, 2017 in the Canton Repository

Editorial -- Major changes coming for Stark DD
published June 30, 2016 in the Canton Repository and Massillon Independent

Stark DD -- Adult Services to stop by July 2018 published June 29, 2016 in the Canton Repository and the Massillon Independent

TWi, Stark DD look to sever 48-year ties
published June 27, 2016 in the Canton Repository

Caregivers to Stark DD: Slow Down published June 21, 2016 in the Canton Repository and Massillon Independent

Stark DD May Privatize Adult Services by 2018 published April 21, 2016 in the Canton Repository reports on the recommendations put forth by a task force looking at the privatization of their sheltered workshops to meet the federal mandate issued by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  

Changes to Ohio's Medicaid Disability Determination-- What's a Miller's Trust?

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What's Next in the Transition Timeline? Now until July 2018

The Provider Gold Star Standard: An Update
On June 20, 2017, Stark DD received approval from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to be able to designate providers who are going above and beyond the minimum standards, as Gold Star providers. Read the complete news release here.

The Second Annual Street Fair

This popular event returns on Saturday, October 7 with over 200 community resources on hand to help you, as well as a speaker on financial planning and free street fair food for attendees. Learn more here.


Great Pumpkin Race - 20th Anniversary

The Great Pumpkin Race is celebrating 20 years of supporting Special Olympians in our community! Join us on Saturday, October 28 for a 1 mile non-timed Walk/Run or the 4 mile competitive run. Register online at Ohio Challenge Series or complete the paper registration and return to Stark DD.  All past, present and future Special Olympians participate for $10. Sponsorship opportunities are a great way to support the 20th Anniversary Race. Find out about how sponsorships help the race and review the sponsorship packages. Contact Lisa Parramore, Race Director at 330-479-3934 for information.