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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.

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
  • Team Work

We help by providing:

  • Screening, intake, and assessment to identify child and family needs and priorities, and 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 provide practical assistance and emotional support while meeting with others facing similar challenges.
  • Connecting to community resources to help families meet the myriad 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 enable the family to weather all types of storms.

For more information, contact:

Amy Hardy

Family Support Social Worker, Referral Specialist
440-250-2520 ext. 289

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