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Since 1998, our autism school has offered individualized care and instruction to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Achievement Centers for Children offers classes in both our Westlake and Highland Hills, Ohio offices. Our school has grown steadily in capacity and now serves students from kindergarten through 10th grade.

We are an alternative public school option, with many local school districts referring and transporting their students to the Achievement Centers. Our curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s Academic Content Standards.

A six-week summer program to complete the 12-month educational and therapeutic focus is included in the yearly tuition.

Watch this short YouTube video as students in our autism school learn basic assembly skills while working on a project to benefit a Cleveland homeless shelter.

We’re a team

Our interdisciplinary teams consist of intervention specialists, teaching assistants, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and each student’s family. Integrated therapy sessions throughout each student’s day provide consistency and generalization of skills into other activities and areas on a regular basis in the classroom.

Our highly-trained staff has extensive training, knowledge, and experience working with children on the autism spectrum. They are dedicated, compassionate, and have an understanding and respect for each student. They consider each student’s learning style, communication capabilities, socialization and sensory needs to help him or her reach their full potential.

School Family Liaisons are a unique component of our Autism School. They are the liaison between family and school, providing home visits and parent coaching to maximize each student’s development and enhance parent-child interactions. They also provide information to families regarding community events and valuable resources.

Through our blended-method model, we draw on several evidence-based methodologies and develop the best strategies for each student. In this way, we foster the greatest progress and most effective motivation to learn and grow.

Evidence-based intervention methods include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Picture Exchange Communication system (PECS)
  • Video Modelling
  • Social Narratives
  • Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Related
  • Handicapped Children (TEACCH)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)


Our Facilities

Breen Family Center

4255 Northfield Road
Highland Hills, OH

Highland Hills, Ohio

Cleveland – West Side

24211 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH

Westlake Offices.

Come and tour our Autism School!

Kimberly Allen

Director of Autism School
216-292-9700 ext. 243
Kimberly.Allen@AchievementCtrs.org

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