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Helping people with disabilities and their families plan for the future and enhance their lives through special needs trusts.

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Support for those with a demonstrated need.

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Your quick guide to special needs trusts.

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Protecting Futures. Enhancing Lives.

From people with disabilities and their families to the professionals who support them, you've found your resource for both expert social service support and trust management.

Our professional Trust Administrators average 20 years of experience with social service and government benefits.

Programs & Services

Special needs trusts allow you to protect your assets while remaining eligible for Medicaid, Waiver Services and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

We offer three types of special needs trusts. Each allows you to preserve your funds so that you are able to pay for necessities - like home modifications, adapted vehicles and specialized treatments or medications - while preserving eligibility for lifelong supports and services.

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Enhancing the lives of others

Some individuals and families lack the resources to access critical special needs support. The Charitable Residual Account provides supplemental supports and services for children and adults with disabilities and a demonstrated need.

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Future Planning

Achieva Family Trust offers assistance in preparing and managing the future planning for unique day-to-day and long-term needs for you, your loved one, and family. Achieva Family Trust can help manage benefits with work, donations, or inheritance and also assist in using benefits to pay for current and future bills and foreseeable needs. 


Achieva Family Trust provides up-to-date resources and information for families, attorneys, and people with disabilties regarding advocacy, services, and financial and future planning. 

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Upcoming Events

Achieva's Awards of Excellence

Dec 4 2023
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Join us on Monday, December 4, 2023, as we celebrate those honorees selected for their accomplishments, exemplifying a mission that advocates with, empowers, and supports people with disabilities and their families throughout their lives. Questions or to RSVP for the event, please contact Peggie at 412.995.5000 x420.

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Empowered Voices

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Empowered Voices

Dec 7 2023

Empowered Voices meet virtually. The remaining dates in December are 7 & 21 from 6 - 8 p.m. The schedule for 2024 will change to MONTHLY ONLY on the third Thursday. Achieva's Empowered Voices Leadership Group is driven by the voices and interests of its self-advocates.

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Upcoming Events

Sensory Friendly Santa and Snow Fairies

Dec 9 2023
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Pittsburgh (South Side), PA 15203

Free parking is available all around the building. Registration is mandatory, and is limited to five families per each one half (1/2) hour. Please choose an arrival time and bring a camera! If you're extra festive, we encourage you to wear costumes. We'll have some fun photo props, too!

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We offer no-cost consultations regarding issues such as government benefits and future planning. It’s never too early or too late to start planning for the future.

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Achieva Extends Condolences on the Passing of Autism Connection of PA Trustee, Janice Bollman

Achieva Extends Condolences on the Passing of Autism Connection of PA Trustee, Janice Bollman

Janice E. Bollman, a trustee on the Autism Connection of PA Board, an affiliate of Achieva, recently passed away. The many friendships she established through her lifetime became just like family to her.

A Crash Course on Tansition Planning

A Crash Course on Tansition Planning

Do you have a child with an individualized educational plan (IEP)? Are they going through secondary transition planning or do they need to? Do you need assistance on understanding the process? Being a part of this project will provide you with all the information in one place!

Pittsburgh nonprofits hope Giving Tuesday will inspire generosity for essential programs

Pittsburgh nonprofits hope Giving Tuesday will inspire generosity for essential programs

After shoppers spent a record $9.8 billion in online sales for Black Friday, the annual "Giving Tuesday" fundraising event is here to inspire a spirit of generosity as the holiday season kicks off.

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