Achieva and The Arc Erie County Announce Affiliation


Transitioning Into Adulthood

16 Feb 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Virtual Panel

Parents of children with disabilities are invited. Panelists will discuss their personal and professional experiences regarding the transition into adulthood. 
  • Long term planning & special needs trusts
    Jillian Zacks, Esq., McAndrews Law Offices
  • Planning for college & going to college
    Karen Oosterhous, Achieva, Disability Advocate
  • Employment
    Regina Sciullo, Achieva, Disability Advocate
  • Healthcare transitions
    Dr. Andrew McCormick,  Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Internal Medicine Specialist
  • Mental health, illness & wellness
    Dana Gold, JFCS Pittsburgh, COO
In honor of Jillian Zacks:
Nominated by Achieva and Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) for her dedication to working for and with individuals with disabilities, Jillian Zacks will be awarded the Shore-Whitehill Award during the event. This award is given annually by Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Jewish Residential Services (JRS).

The Shore-Whitehill Award, created in 1996 and named for Robert Whitehill and the late Barbara Shore who co-chaired a task force on special needs in the community, celebrates volunteers who promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the fabric of Jewish life through advocacy or direct service to individuals and families.
Awardees are selected for the value of their contributions as champions of inclusion and the commitment of their nominating organization or group to publicly honoring them so they may serve as a springboard for change and inspire further action by others.