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Stories of Achievement

Meet Bethany

“I thought since Bethany was a preemie, she would be behind in achieving milestones, but everything took too long. She was not sitting until she was a year old,” said Bethany’s mother, Delila. Bethany was officially diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 15 months old. Delila searched for therapy options that would encourage and […] Read more

Dittrich Boys

Jon and Mary Dittrich have four young boys who all receive services at the Achievement Centers. They found us through their search for services for their oldest son, Will (7), who was diagnosed with autism at age five. After receiving services with other providers, they immediately knew ACC was different during their first visit with […] Read more

Shaneice Goes To Washington

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. —-Ryunosuke Satoro Every day at the Achievement Centers for Children, we see our staff go above and beyond for the families we serve, taking a personal interest in their child’s progress and their family’s well-being. Through their expertise and caring, they provide services to help […] Read more

Jared’s Team

Lisa and Chad Powell adopted their sweet baby boy, Jared, at six hours old. They marveled at their son, counted his ten perfect fingers and toes, and felt unbelievable joy when he smiled at them for the first time. As he grew, Lisa noticed that Jared’s tiny hands, where she had so lovingly counted the […] Read more

Friends for Casey

Casey is a delightful boy who loves music and loves to move. He enjoys swimming and going down the Lazy River at Geauga Lake, visiting the zoo, and bowling with his friends and his twin brother, Tyler. Casey has been a student in the Achievement Centers for Children Autism School in Highland Hills for six […] Read more

Sidney's Journey to Success

Sidney was born prematurely at 32 weeks and only weighed 3 lb. 2 oz. She had some breathing issues, but otherwise appeared perfect. Sidney’s mother, Ebony, was relieved to bring little Sidney home after a one month stay in the hospital. After Sidney was born, Ebony and her good friend, Carmella, started a child care […] Read more

Daniel Goes the Distance

Daniel Creed, a 15 year old freshman in high school, was determined to play football. Watching him play on our Adapted Football team, you would never imagine he was born three months premature, has cerebral palsy, and just started to run when he was 11 years old. As a young child, all his toys were […] Read more

Opening up Jerry's World

Jerry is a very energetic and happy boy. When he was first enrolled in our autism preschool program at age three, he was nonverbal and unable to communicate. Since being introduced by his speech therapist and teachers at the Achievement Centers to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), his whole world opened up. His mother, […] Read more

All for One, One for All

A story of four sisters that share one Help Me Grow Home Visitor from the Achievement Centers. Read more

Sarah's Words for the World

At the Achievement Centers, we are focused on helping children with disabilities reach their greatest potential. What is a person’s greatest potential”? for Sarah Dooley, the sky is the limit. For the first time in her eighteen years, Sarah is “talking” through a communications application on her iPad which is connected to a “head array” […] Read more

Therapy is Child's Play

Following a dramatic display of unhappiness by two-year-old Layla, one of her therapy team members, Josh, entered the room. Layla became immediately silent, and a sweet dimpled smile spread across her face as she watched Josh approach her. Now, all was well with the world for little Layla. It is this trust that our pediatric […] Read more

My Favorite Things At Camp

Meet ten-year-old Alexis Gyory. She’d like to tell you all about playing at Camp Cheerful. Read more

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