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 strive for excellence as respected leaders within our agency and across our community, but most of all for each child, adult, and family we serve.

Here, we recognize awards made to our agency, as well as awards earned by our staff.

Agency Awards
Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity

We have received 2 consecutive annual 4-Star ratings, Charity Navigator’s highest rating for our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Out of more than 1.5 million American charities evaluated, approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction.

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, 2020.

Staff Accolades

Milestones Professional Excellence Award

Presented to Mary Beth Koss, Director of Education and Achieve Consulting at the 14th Annual Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference in June, 2016.

“Let your passion and commitment to make a change in the lives of a child on the autism spectrum drive you to continuously learn more, embrace challenge as an opportunity to further enhance a child’s life, and make a difference not only for the individual with autism, but for our greater community,” said Mary Beth Koss at the conference.



Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities
Invest in Childcare
United Way