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Awards & Accolades

Everything we do, each and every day, is focused on our mission:

We empower children and adults with disabilities and their families to achieve their greatest potential

It is how we bring our mission to life that makes the difference in the lives of each child or adult, and their family.

Our staff is the head and heart of our organization, bringing their education, expertise and experience together with their personal passion, commitment and creativity for each person to achieve their greatest potential.

We are proud of our staff as they continue to maintain excellence as respected leaders within our agency and across our community, but most of all, for each child, adult and family we serve.

Agency Awards
Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity

We have received 7 consecutive annual 4-star ratings, Charity Navigator’s highest rating for our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Fewer than 12% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the Achievement Centers for Children outperforms most other charities in America.

CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the accrediting body for our mental health programs, awarded us their highest level of accreditation based on their established standards. Comments in their Survey Summary included, “It [Achievement Centers] is recognized in the community as a leader in providing high quality early intervention services to young children and their families with qualified, competent, and experienced staff members.” The Three-Year Accreditation will extend through May 31, 2023.

PATH Accredited Therapeutic Horsemanship Program

Camp Cheerful’s Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is certified as a Premier Accredited Center Program by The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). We are one of only twelve such accredited centers in Ohio that provides quality, professional equine-assisted activities while meeting established industry standards. All of Camp Cheerful’s Therapeutic Horsemanship instructors are certified and registered by PATH.



Charity Navigator
Cleveland Metroparks
Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities
Invest in Childcare
United Way