Response to Coronavirus and Service Updates


UPDATED: March 19, 2020

A message from the President and CEO, Sally Farwell:

Dear clients, families, employees, and volunteers of the Achievement Centers for Children:

The security and safety of employees, clients, students, and volunteers at the Achievement Centers for Children is our highest priority. In light of recent news regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) being present in the Northeast Ohio community, we want to share with you the steps and procedures we are taking to keep everyone safe and put your minds at ease.

In the interest of public health and safety, the Achievement Centers is taking the following measures:

  • See below for information on current operations of our programs and services. We recognize that information and the situation is evolving rapidly and we continue to monitor information as it becomes available.
  • Different services will be addressed individually. You will hear from your service provider and this web page will be updated.
      • The Achievement Centers Autism School will be closed to students from March 16 – April 6.
      • River Rock Adult Day Program will be closed effective March 19 and until further notice.
      • Camp Cheerful Respite Weekend April 3-5 is canceled.
      • Therapeutic Horseback Riding Session 2 from March 16-May 23 has been delayed until further notice.
      • Face to Face Therapy Services will be discontinued effective March 17 and until further notice.
  • Enhanced environment cleaning procedures are being implemented at our facilities.
  • We will follow the lead of national, state, and local public health authorities and implement recommended proactive strategies in all of our spaces as necessary. We will closely monitor the health of all employees. Any employees showing signs of illness or feeling ill will be asked to stay home.
  • If you are a client of the Achievement Centers for Children, we hope you will keep your appointment. However, in the event you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (notably fever, cough, and shortness of breath), we strongly encourage you to stay home and take good care of yourself.

We will remain attentive to the changing conditions and will make further decisions providing updates as necessary. Please remember to follow the precautions and preventative measures as recommended by the Ohio Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Maintain social distancing – 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Please stay home when you are sick

We will continue to evaluate new information as it becomes available and provide timely updates to the Achievement Centers for Children community. Thank you for your understanding as we respond to emerging information and changing guidelines.

If you have any questions, please call 216-292-9700.

Take care and stay healthy,

Sally Farwell

Additional Resources:

Centers for Disease Control

Travel Information via the Centers for Disease Control

Ohio Department of Health

World Health Organization




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