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Advocates push for more state funds for disability services and higher wages for workers

Advocates push for more state funds for disability services and higher wages for workers

Advocates for people with disabilities are pushing for additional millions in the Commonwealth's budget in the next fiscal year to raise wages and shore up staffing for home and community-based services.

Awards of Excellence Call for Nominations

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.

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Vote To Merge Six Pennsylvania Universities In State System Expected Today

WESA The Confluence (11:33 - 21:30) Nancy Murray and Karen OOsterhous

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Legislature, Governor Approve Important Budget and Education Bills

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.

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The Generosity of Achieva Supporters

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.

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Enjoy Music, Art, and a Special Guest at the Pittsburgh Promenade

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.

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Achieva's DEI Mission, Vision & Goals

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...

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Safety Net Organizations Ask Pennsylvania For Additional Funds

WESA 90.5

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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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Devaluing people with disabilities

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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'Love Like the Boys' spreads cheer as David and Cecil did

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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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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Achieva and Autism Connection create new affiliation (12:01 - 18:00)

WESA-FM

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While You Were Sleeping

Abrams Nation

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New Achieva and Autism Connection affiliation will benefit people within the Disability Community

Pittsburgh Parent

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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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People on the move: 12/21/2020 - Awards and Honors

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Pittsburgh Steelers' Cam Heyward Donates Cleats To Benefit Community, Tree Of Life Synagogue Shooting Victims

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One in a Million Award recipient: David Tinker

Multiplying Good

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Concerns Surrounding Fall Schooling Plans For Children With Special Needs And Their Parents

CBS Pittsburgh

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30 years later, Americans with Disabilities Act still lauded but 'work is never done'

TribLive

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UPMC, Achieva form partnership to hire those who have disabilities

Pittsburgh Business Times

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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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Pandemic Sparks New Concerns For People With Disabilities

WESA |The Confluence

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Fellow Feature: Liz Arbuckle and Sarah Markland

Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellowship Program

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Early childhood therapy continues, despite the pandemic, via telehealth sessions

Kidsburgh.org

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