Founded out of love for their sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities, a group of family members began a grassroots movement in the early 1950’s that changed the long history of segregation and isolation of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Statement of Mission: ACHIEVA supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.
Statement of Vision: ACHIEVA envisions a community where disability is a distinction that makes no difference.
ACHIEVA serves more than 14,500 individuals with disabilities and their families and is the only agency of its type in Southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports. From early intervention therapies to in-home support for medically fragile senior citizens, ACHIEVA provides a full spectrum of services for people of all ages and abilities and their families.
ACHIEVA is the nonprofit parent organization and Southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest provider of comprehensive services and supports for people with disabilities and their families.
ACHIEVA Support - comprised of the services and supports ACHIEVA offers in Western Pennsylvania.
ACHIEVA Family Trust - trust services to help families and individuals with disabilities plan for their future.
The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh (serving Allegheny and Beaver Counties) - providing lifelong advocacy, trainings and education to individuals with disabilities and their families.
The Arc of Beaver County - providing lifelong advocacy, trainings and education to individuals with disabilities and their families.
The Arc of Westmoreland - provides services, supports and advocacy to individuals with disabilities and their families in Westmoreland County.