A collection of newsletters, press releases, and media coverage.
Public Source (Lu Randall, executive director, Autism Connection of PA is quoted)
The end of August is a time when young people are heading back to college, moving into their dorms or off-campus apartments, and getting ready to participate in all that a college experience has to offer. In recent years, a movement to create college-based programs for adults with intellectual...
Person-centered planning has long been a priority of Achieva. Adopting the Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) Framework as our official person-centered planning tool ensures each employee has access to the training needed to implement the model. This September, every Achieva employee will learn more...
Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services (DHS) received a 10 percent increase in the federal share it receives for services funded by Medicaid. So far, the state hasn't committed to directing any of those funds (which total in the hundreds of mi
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Achieva's Awards of Excellence honors a group of extraordinary individuals and remarkable organizations who work hard on behalf of people with disabilities and exemplify Achieva's mission to advocate for, empower and support people with disabilities and their families throughout their lives.
WESA The Confluence (11:33 - 21:30) Nancy Murray and Karen OOsterhous
Last Friday night, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 664, Optional Year of Education Due to COVID-19; and yesterday, Governor Wolf signed the bill into law. This bill allows an additional school year for students aging out (21 years old) of special education.
On June 5th, Achieva held its annual "Pittsburgh Promenade" - an affair traditionally held in person for hundreds of people who come together dressed in their finest attire for an evening of fun, food, and drink. This year, like last, the promenade and silent auction event was held virtually.
Although the Promenade may look different this year, the dedication to our mission to help support and empower people with disabilities remains at the heart of this event.
In 2019, the Achieva Board of Trustees adopted a refreshed "Strategic Vision" and plan to move our family of organizations forward and position it for the future. Seven strategic priorities were adopted as part of that process, and one of those seven strategic priorities is to develop and pursue...
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.
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.
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.