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Stories of Achievement

Jonathan’s Storied Progress

How do you motivate young adults to continue working on speech therapy and occupational therapy goals? The answer for Jonathan, now 18 years old, has been the continuity, consistency, and creativity he and his mother have found at Achievement Centers for Children. Jonathan and his mother are integral in establishing his treatment plans, goals, and […] Read more

Matt Looks Forward to Each Day

“Matt is happy being a part of the River Rock program, and that means the world to us!” – Matt’s mother, Gail Matt is 36 years old and has been a part of the River Rock Adult Day Program at Camp Cheerful since 2018. He missed coming to Camp during the short time it was […] Read more

Claire’s Journey

“The percentages for her even being alive were very, very slim, so it is amazing to see our daughter’s progress!” – Claire’s mother, Kelli Claire was a micro-preemie baby, born at 22 weeks, and weighing just 1 pound 1 once. She was in the NICU for 6 months and started therapy at 6 weeks. Because […] Read more

Valuable Lessons Extend Beyond the Classroom

Our Autism School is a very special place for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.  Here, students learn not only academic lessons, but so much more according to their needs, interests, and goals. They learn skills each day to adapt and open their minds to the world around them and encourage independence […] Read more

Jason’s Superpowers

Jason Butler lives life at full speed with enthusiasm and energy. As everyone who knows Jason can attest, his lively, outgoing personality and zest for life are contagious to those around him. At 31 years old, the most important things to Jason are his family and friends, his sports and activities, and being helpful. His […] Read more

Artist’s World

At a year old, Artist LeSure was saying simple words such as “mama” and “no no” and took his first independent steps at his first birthday party. Soon after, he abruptly stopped talking and interacting with others. At his two-year-old check-up, when he still was not speaking, his doctor became concerned that Artist may have […] Read more

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