Community integration

Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in community events, social activities and shared experiences, regardless of ability. Learn about the employment, leisure, religious and social opportunities available in Stark County for people with disabilities.

Community & peer support

The Arc of Ohio: Northeast Region

The Arc of Ohio is the voice of people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends of people with disabilities, and those who work with them.
The Arc of Ohio is a grassroots organization which advocates for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with developmental disabilities through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter supports, and family involvement.
The Arc of Ohio can help with IEPs, getting services as well as support for inclusive education and LREs and waiver services for families.
1401 South Main St
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (234) 571-5689
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CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374

Down Syndrome Support Network of Stark County

Support, advocacy, education and resources for families of children with Down syndrome.
P.O. Box 1246, 2020 East Maple St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 361-0587

Philomatheon Society of the Blind

Helping individuals who are blind and sightless to remain independent and engaged in the Stark County community.
2701 West Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 453-9157

Find resources to support the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of Ohio children and young adults.
Events & activities

Arc of Ohio Annual Events

Find upcoming social events coordinated through the Arc of Ohio.

The Best Activities for Kids with Special Needs

A collection of recommendations for after-school and weekend activities for kids with developmental disabilities.

Canton Challengers Baseball League

Separate division of Little League Baseball for boys and girls with developmental disabilities. Contact Beth Wurgler at (330) 413-0548 or [email protected] for details.

Stark DD Events Calendar

Learn about events throughout the year for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Stark County Board of DD Special Olympics 

Sports training and competition for individuals ages 8 years and older who live in Stark County and are eligible for Stark DD services.

Stark County Exceptional Olympics

This annual one-day fun day is available for students enrolled in multihandicapped classes through the Stark County Educational Service Center and Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Stark Parks

Our local parks system offers many accessible outdoor opportunities.

Visit Canton

Find details for upcoming events around Stark County.

YMCA Stark County

Visit your local YMCA for family-friendly, accessible events and activities.