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Self-Advocates Amplify Voices During Governor Shapiro's Visit to Achieva

Self-Advocates Amplify Voices During Governor Shapiro's Visit to Achieva

President and CEO of Achieva, Steve Suroviec, welcomed the governor to Achieva's headquarters during a recent visit and press conference. Achieva employee Erin Grimes spoke along with two women she supports, Sierra & Christy Wechtenhiser, about the impact of budget deficiencies.

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Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund Fulfilling Dreams for People with Disabilities

Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund Fulfilling Dreams for People with Disabilities

Achieva is pleased to announce the latest round of support for people with disabilities via the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund, granting inclusive opportunities that turn aspirations into reality.

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Achieva Announces Selection of Mary Hartley as New President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh

Achieva Announces Selection of Mary Hartley as New President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh

Achieva has selected Mary Hartley as the incoming President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh. Mary will join Achieva on February 12, 2024, just prior to the retirement of her predecessor, Nancy Murray.

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Achieva Announces Appointment of LaToya Warren as Chief Financial Officer and President of Achieva Resource

Achieva Announces Appointment of LaToya Warren as Chief Financial Officer and President of Achieva Resource

Achieva Announces Appointment of LaToya Warren as Chief Financial Officer and President of Achieva Resource

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Achieva Announces Retirement of Nancy Murray, Revered President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh

Achieva Announces Retirement of Nancy Murray, Revered President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh

Today, Achieva, one of Pennsylvania's largest providers of services for children and adults with disabilities and their families, announced the retirement plans of Nancy Murray, Senior Vice President of Achieva and President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh.

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Achieva Provided Over $1.5 Million in Support to Families Through Charitable Programs

Achieva's Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund and Achieva Family Trust's Charitable Residual Program positively impacted 784 families during the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year, making their wants and needs a reality.

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Books at Birth Jefferson Launch

Books at Birth Jefferson Launch

Achieva Early Intervention's innovative Books at Birth initiative is now encouraging literacy and caregiver empowerment at a third Pittsburgh-area healthcare facility: Allegheny Health Network's Jefferson Hospital in the South Hills.

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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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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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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 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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Achieva Family Trust Distributed $1.5 Million In Grants To People With Disabilities

Achieva Family Trust Distributed $1.5 Million In Grants To People With Disabilities

Achieva Family Trust's Charitable Residual Account assisted 507 people during the 2021 - 2022 fiscal year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) by distributing $1.5 million in grants that provide supplemental supports and services for children and adults with disabilities in need.

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The Arc Erie County and Erie Sports Center Partner to Host Buddy Walk

The Arc Erie County and Erie Sports Center Partner to Host Buddy Walk

Join The Arc Erie County for the 2022 BuddyWalk on September 24, 2022. Hosted by the Erie Sports Center, the day will be packed with family fun, celebrating children and adults with disabilities and their families and raising money for The Arc Erie County to provide ongoing advocacy & support.

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Greensburg Resident Receives Personal Training Thanks to Achieva's Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund

Achieva's Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund (the Fund), which provides grants to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD), has provided one fortunate Greensburg resident with the gift of health and hope.

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The 'Ballerina on Wheels' To Be Honored For Book About Inclusion

The 'Ballerina on Wheels' To Be Honored For Book About Inclusion

Together, Achieva Family Trust and Cynthia's School of Dance are hosting a celebration of Ava Allenberg on June 8, 2022, at Achieva's Southside office. Ava is featured in the new book Ballerina on Wheels - Amazing Ava's First Dance Recital.

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10-Year-Old Pittsburgh Native Writes Children's Book Book about Inclusion and Diversity published by Pennsylvania Non-Profit

10-Year-Old Pittsburgh Native Writes Children's Book Book about Inclusion and Diversity published by Pennsylvania Non-Profit

Pittsburgh, PA - After a Mikayla's Voice inclusion assembly at Hoover Elementary School, 10-year-old Holden Frye was inspired to write a children's fiction book about the non-profit's logo, a ladybug with one yellow spot. Dot is a "teenage ladybug with a cool and different look, and life is good...

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The Arc Erie County Appoints Key Employees

The Arc Erie County Appoints Key Employees

Erie, PA (2/10/2022) - The Arc Erie County (PA) is pleased to announce the addition of two employees tasked with sustaining and building upon its mission of advocacy and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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Achieva and The Arc Erie County Announce Affiliation

Achieva and The Arc Erie County Announce Affiliation

Southwestern Pennsylvania-based Achieva, a disability advocacy and service organization, is excited to announce the affiliation of The Arc Erie County (PA) with The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh, a member of the Achieva Family of Organizations.

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New Year, New Website.

New Year, New Website.

Pittsburgh, PA (January 5, 2022) - Achieva, a leading provider of lifelong comprehensive services for people with disabilities and their families, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website.

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Achieva's Awards of Excellence to Honor Inspirational People who Impact the Disability Community

Achieva's Awards of Excellence to Honor Inspirational People who Impact the Disability Community

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Achieva Early Intervention to Collaborate with Allegheny Health Network's Perinatal Hope Program

Achieva Early Intervention is excited to announce a community-focused collaboration with Allegheny Health Network's (AHN) Perinatal Hope Program to provide certified infant massage instruction and child development "Ask Anything" sessions to patients within the program.

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Achieva Early Intervention and WQED Education Launch Innovative Infant Massage Online Series

Infant massage can help calm and soothe fussy babies, ease digestive issues such as colic, gas, and indigestion, induce a more restful sleep, in addition to enhancing the bond between baby and their parent/caregiver.

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Two Pittsburgh Area Nonprofits Announce Affiliation

Southwestern Pennsylvania-based Achieva, a disability advocacy and service organization, and The Autism Connection of Pennsylvania, a statewide advocacy organization for people with autism based in Pittsburgh, are excited to announce a new affiliation between the two non-profit corporations.

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UPMC and Achieva Partner on Hiring Initiative for People With Disabilities

UPMC and Achieva are partnering to help qualified candidates with disabilities connect with job postings, navigate interviews, and develop long and meaningful careers with UPMC.

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Rosenthal Fund Gives Samsung Tablets to People with Disabilities

Over 70 recipients of Achieva home and community services have received a Samsung Tablet, courtesy of the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund (Rosenthal Fund) to provide a creative outlet and way to stay in contact with family and friends while travel, outside activities, and visitors have...

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