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Join us for the Pittsburgh Promenade March 23 at the Westin!

Enjoy a night of Hollywood glam as you walk the red carpet, stroll down the Walk of Fame, and dine like an A-List celebrity!  

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Empowering People on the Autism Spectrum

Achieva Family Trust Celebrates 25 Years!

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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Special Needs Trusts 101

Your quick guide to special needs trusts.

We can help you plan for your loved one's future today with our Future Planning Guide.

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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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Achieva Family Trust. Protecting Futures and Enhancing Lives for Over 25 Years!


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Mar 12 2024
Empowered Voices

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Empowered Voices

Mar 21 2024

Empowered Voices meet virtually on the third Thursday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. Achieva's Empowered Voices Leadership Group is driven by the voices and interests of its self-advocates.

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Pittsburgh Promenade

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Pittsburgh Promenade

Mar 23 2024
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

We are looking forward to celebrating at The Westin again this year at the Pittsburgh Promenade. Contributions raised through the Promenade fund critical Achieva programs not covered by government reimbursement, including Advocacy and Family Support programs.

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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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Pittsburgh Adaptive Recreation Expo

Pittsburgh Adaptive Recreation Expo

During the event, individuals with disabilities and their families can learn more about a variety of local programs and resources, including adaptive sports and recreation, innovation & technology, home health, caregiver support, and interactive adaptive equipment demonstrations.

SSI Recipients Can't Afford Housing Anywhere In The United States

SSI Recipients Can't Afford Housing Anywhere In The United States

Nationally, the average rent for a basic studio or one-bedroom apartment exceeds the average SSI payment of $983 per month. Even in the cheapest rental market in the country — Dallas County, Mo. — rent for either a one-bedroom or efficiency would require 64% of a person's monthly SSI payment.

Thank You, Governor Shapiro

Thank You, Governor Shapiro

Governor Shapiro unveiled his State Fiscal Year 2024/25 executive budget proposal on February 6, and for the Intellectual Disability & Autism (ID/A) service system, it was significant and positive.

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