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Achieva Family Trust Celebrates 25 Years!

Achieva Family Trust Celebrates 25 Years!

2023 is an exciting year for Achieva Family Trust. It marks our 25th year serving as corporate trustee for special needs trusts for people with disabilities!

Achieva Family Trust Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Achieva Family Trust Celebrates Silver Anniversary

The Achieva Family Trust is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of serving as corporate trustee for special needs trusts for people with disabilities. A member of the Achieva Family of Organizations, Achieva Family Trust was established in 1998.

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Achieva wishes you a Wonderful Holiday Season and the Happiest of New Years!

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New Year, New Opportunities

New Year, New Opportunities

On behalf of the entire Achieva Family of Organizations, I want to wish everyone a happy new year. Ushering in a new calendar year is more than just a way to mark time - it's symbolic of renewal, fresh starts, and new opportunities.

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Buddy Walk

Recap the 2022 Erie Buddy Walk with this photo album from the day.

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January is National Wellness Month

January is National Wellness Month

While January is cold in many parts of the country, and we tend to want to stay inside and hibernate until Spring arrives, a better idea is to bundle up with a coat, scarf, hat, and gloves and check out all that nature has to offer during the winter.

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A Stress-Free Holiday with a child who has special needs? Tips to get you there!

A Stress-Free Holiday with a child who has special needs? Tips to get you there!

As the holidays quickly approach, I am reminded of the many articles and experts I have researched looking for ways to make the holidays more enjoyable for my family. At my house, I have learned over time what it takes to pull off an almost stress-free holiday with a child that has special needs.

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PA ABLE Savings Program Announces Updates

PA ABLE Savings Program Announces Updates

A PA ABLE (Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) Account is a useful tool that allows individuals with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing receipt of their government benefits.

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A New Day, New Opportunities

A New Day, New Opportunities

With the recent elections, Pennsylvania will soon experience a new governor, some new state representatives and senators, and likely new control of the state House of Representatives once all 203 state representatives are seated. Are all these changes for the better? Time will tell.

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Achieva's Own Nancy Murray Selected for Shapiro-Davis Transition Role

Achieva's Own Nancy Murray Selected for Shapiro-Davis Transition Role

Nancy Murray, President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh and a Senior Vice President of Achieva, has been selected by the transition team for Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis to serve as a member of the Health and Human Services.

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Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2023 From the Social Security Administration

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2023 From the Social Security Administration

In December 2022, Social Security COLA notices will be available online to most beneficiaries in the Message Center of their my Social Security account. This is a secure, convenient way to receive COLA notices online and save the message for later.

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Be Thankful. Happy Thanksgiving

Be Thankful. Happy Thanksgiving

Among the many things, the Achieva Family of Organizations is thankful for this season is YOU! It is our joy to extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.

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National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2023

Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2023

In December 2022, Social Security COLA notices will be available online to most beneficiaries in the Message Center of their my Social Security account. This is a secure, convenient way to receive COLA notices online and save the message for later.

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Four Years Later, Fond Memories of the Victims Remain

Four Years Later, Fond Memories of the Victims Remain

Four years ago, the city of Pittsburgh was collectively stunned and saddened by the tragedy that shook the tight-knit community of Squirrel Hill.

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Achieva Family Trust Hosts National Leadership Consortium Speakers at Conference to Address Families of People with Disabilities

Achieva Family Trust is hosting the second annual Focus on the Future conference, a hybrid event dedicated to helping people who have a family member with a disability plan for their unique day-to-day and long-term needs.

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Achieva Family Trust Recognizes Two Monthly Observances for October

Achieva Family Trust Recognizes Two Monthly Observances for October

National Special Needs Law Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Those Who Show Up & Step Up

Those Who Show Up & Step Up

Earlier this month, Achieva celebrated "Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week" (September 11-17, 2022). On behalf of all the people we support and their families, we wanted to use the opportunity to offer our sincerest thanks and appreciation for each of our DSPs.

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Good Remembrance

Good Remembrance

Two of the Tree of Life shooting's 11 victims were Cecil and David Rosenthal, brothers whose special needs were served, in part, by regional support organization Achieva. In their memory, Achieva established the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund in 2018.

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Buddy Walk Takes Over Erie Sports Center

Buddy Walk Takes Over Erie Sports Center

The first weekend of fall was a good time to walk for a good cause. The Buddy Walk took over Erie Sports Center on Saturday morning. The Buddy Walk helps raise money for those with disabilities. The day began with registration and breakfast.

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'Buddy Walk' taking place at Erie Sports Center this weekend

'Buddy Walk' taking place at Erie Sports Center this weekend

The Arc of Erie County's "Buddy Walk" is set for this Saturday as a way to celebrate children and adults with disabilities as well as their families. Fontaine Glenn was live at the Erie Sports Center with more on Saturday's event.

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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 11-17, 2022)

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 11-17, 2022)

As we observe Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, we want to take this opportunity to offer our sincere appreciation for each of Achieva's DSPs.

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Feds Seek To Remove Medicaid Barriers For Those With Disabilities

Feds Seek To Remove Medicaid Barriers For Those With Disabilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing a new rule designed to simplify the application and verification processes for people seeking coverage through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program known as CHIP.

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Achieva DSPs honored via the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund

Achieva DSPs honored via the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund

Approaching the fourth commemoration of the Tree Of Life Tragedy on October 27, in a "Love Like The Boys" manner, Achieva DSPs honored via the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund

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The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh/Achieva Leads Advocacy for Underserved Population Designation

The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh/Achieva Leads Advocacy for Underserved Population Designation

The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh/Achieva has a long history of demonstrating and advocating for ways to promote healthcare equity for people with disabilities. Recently its attention has turned to specific policy changes that would help release funding to Pennsylvania to reduce or eliminate disparities

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Mural Showcases VaultArt Talent

VaultArt Studio staff and artists recently partnered with Maxo Vanka Murals, Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project (HCUAP, pronounced "hiccup"), and Max Emiliano Gonzales to create an on-site mural as part of the Gift to America 2.0 exhibit.

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