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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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Building an Estate Plan for Adult Children with Disabilities

Building an Estate Plan for Adult Children with Disabilities

Parents of adult children with disabilities know that their child's disability needs may change over the course of their lifetime. Planning for the future well-being of an adult child with disabilities is, therefore, a responsive, ongoing process.

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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's Two Upcoming Job Fairs Seeking Exceptional Talent

Achieva's Two Upcoming Job Fairs Seeking Exceptional Talent

Achieva Job Fairs

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State Officials Shift Burden to Private Donors

State Officials Shift Burden to Private Donors

Non-profits like Achieva deliver home and community-based services to people with disabilities because the state has chosen it prefers to pay non-government entities to provide such services rather than having state-owned and operated facilities do it.

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Disability Employment Highlighted at Dan Miller Summit

Disability Employment Highlighted at Dan Miller Summit

People with disabilities are one of the largest untapped labor pools in our economy. While the labor participation rate for adults with disabilities is typically half that of those without disabilities, the disability unemployment rate is consistently twice the rate of people without disabilities.

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Achieva Early Intervention's Books at Birth Initiative Expands to AHN Jefferson Hospital

Achieva Early Intervention's Books at Birth Initiative Expands to AHN Jefferson Hospital

Achieva'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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Grow Your Business With Achieva

Achieva's Facilities Department has occasional contract opportunities for businesses of all sizes in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to over 50 community homes throughout Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, Achieva operates offices in Pittsburgh and Greensburg.

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Apply to Join an Achieva Board

Volunteering as a Trustee for the Achieva Family of Organizations provides an opportunity to make a difference while helping to fulfill Achieva's mission and vision. Submit an interest form at achieva.info/trustee-interest-form

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Return To In-Person Promenade A Success!

Return To In-Person Promenade A Success!

Achieva's biggest fundraising event, the Pittsburgh Promenade, raised more than $152,000 to support people with disabilities and their families. 230 guests were welcomed to "set sail with Achieva" during the tropical-themed event (the first in-person Promenade held since March 2019), hosted by WTAE'

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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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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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Feds approve Pennsylvania's plan to distribute more than $1 billion in pandemic funds for Medicaid services

Feds approve Pennsylvania's plan to distribute more than $1 billion in pandemic funds for Medicaid services

The state's plan for the money focuses on increasing access to home and community-based services and staffing for those services. Addressing staff recruitment and retention is key, said Nancy Murray, president of the Arc of Greater Pittsburgh and senior vice president at Achieva.

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State officials must work to avert collapse of intellectual disability/autism system

Latrobe Bulletin (Editorial by Nancy Murray, President, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh)

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'We're beginning to see the collapse of the system': agencies that serve people with disabilities call for more funds to pay staff

'We're beginning to see the collapse of the system': agencies that serve people with disabilities call for more funds to pay staff

WESA FM (Nancy Murray, president of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh and senior vice president at Achieva is quoted)

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Advocates say low pay and unreliable funding is putting intellectual disability system at risk of collapse

WITF

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The PA justice system often fails autistic people. Can these activists and judges bring reform?

The PA justice system often fails autistic people. Can these activists and judges bring reform?

Public Source (Lu Randall, executive director, Autism Connection of PA is quoted)

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How to spend $400 billion on home care? Pennsylvania plan to bump pay offers some clues

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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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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Safety Net Organizations Ask Pennsylvania For Additional Funds

WESA 90.5

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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 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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