Achievement Centers for Children

UPDATED: September 10, 2018

Founded in 1940 as the Society for Crippled Children, we serve individuals across the lifespan with a broad range of disabilities and special needs including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our unique, comprehensive service model weaves together therapy, education, autism services, recreation, adapted sports and family support services to meet the needs of the entire family. Our Autism School offers individualized care and instruction to children diagnosed with ASD. We serve students from Kindergarten through 6th grade on the east side of Cleveland in Highland Hills, and students from Kindergarten through 8th grade on the west side in Westlake, Ohio. We are an alternative public school option, with many local school districts referring and transporting their students to the Achievement Centers. Recognizing that every child diagnosed with ASD has unique strengths and challenges, we use a blended-method program model of evidence-based interventions customized for each student to foster the greatest progress and most effective motivation to learn and grow. Interdisciplinary teams consist of intervention specialists, teaching assistants, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and the students' family.
Our staff has expertise and experience throughout the agency working with children living with autism and their families. Children and young adults enjoy playing adapted sports in our year-round program which includes adapted football, baseball, and soccer. At Camp Cheerful, children and young adults enjoy our therapeutic horsemanship program, summer day camp, overnight camp, and weekend respite camp. We also offer a year-round River Rock Adult Day program.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Insurances Accepted:
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  • Medicaid
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24211 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145
United States



(216) 292-9700



Katherine Henry

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