Join us at A Most Excellent Race!

Our licensed social workers understand, and are sensitive to, the range of issues faced by families of children with disabilities. We provide service coordination, emotional support and solution-focused assistance to address the unique needs of families with children receiving therapy services at the Achievement Centers for Children.

Thanks to funding by United Way of Greater Cleveland, services are offered free-of-charge to families.

What does the ACCENT program provide?

  • Advocacy
  • Coordination of Services
  • Community Resources
  • Emotional Support
  • Needs Assessment
  • Teamwork

We help by providing:

  • Screening, intake and assessment to identify child and family needs and priorities and to link families to appropriate services and community resources.
  • Coordination of services to enhance service quality and effectiveness by ensuring effective and timely communication between families, Achievement Centers’ therapists and other community providers.
  • Parent education to assist with the challenges of raising a child with special needs.
  • Family support groups for caregivers, siblings and individuals with special needs to reduce feelings of isolation, and to provide practical assistance and emotional support while meeting with others facing similar challenges.
  • Connecting to community resources to help families meet the many needs that may arise when caring for a child with special needs.
  • Transition planning and follow-up to provide information and support to children and families during periods of change.
We partner with parents to help them construct a stronger, more durable ship that will help the family weather all types of storms.

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Soika

Referral Specialist - Highland Hills
216-292-9700 ext. 244

Amy Hardy

Referral Specialist - Westlake
216-292-9700 ext. 330

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