About Us

What is ACHIEVA?

ACHIEVA was founded in 1951 by a group of family members who all desired the same thing, to ensure their children with disabilities had the same chances in life that all children should be given. Their commitment helped to establish a nationwide movement that changed the long history of isolation and segregation for both children and adults with disabilities.

Statement of Mission:

ACHIEVA supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families.

Statement of Vision:

ACHIEVA envisions a community where disability is a distinction that makes no difference.

Core Values:

Respect: Respect, value and celebrate everyone.
Change: Embrace and drive change toward innovation and inclusive practices.
Ethics: Infuse integrity, ethics and best practices in everything we do.
Team: Inspire, challenge and support each other.
Passion: Demonstrate passion about ACHIEVA’s mission and vision.

ACHIEVA is the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports.  From early intervention therapies, in-home support, to older adult protective services for medically fragile senior citizens, ACHIEVA provides services through the entire life-span. ACHIEVA is a nonprofit parent organization that has comprehensive services and supports and serves thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families each year.

ACHIEVA’s family of organizations include:

  • ACHIEVA Support
  • ACHIEVA Resource
  • ACHIEVA Family Trust
  • The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh (serving Allegheny and Beaver Counties)
  • The Arc of Westmoreland (serving Westmoreland County)

ACHIEVA offers the following Supports & Services:

ACHIEVA and its family of organizations are affiliated with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States.