Greetings Everyone!

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and I invite you to learn more about the needs, talents, interests, and concerns of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. So many of the individuals we support at ACHIEVE are uniquely gifted and it is our pleasure to highlight a few of them in this month’s e-newsletter and via ACHIEVE’s social media outlets throughout the month of March.

On March 25 th at 12:00 p.m., ACHIEVE will be joining The Arc New York, families, and a network of providers from across the state to stand together in the Capitol and request that New York fund a living wage for our Direct Support Professionals. We ask that you stand with us. If you are interested in adding your voice to our call, please contact Preston Evans, Vice President Development and Donor Relations at ACHIEVE, at 607.231.5262 or via email at .

Finally, I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all who attended the Southern Tier #bFair2DirectCare rally on the Broome County Courthouse lawn on February 8 th . What an amazing partnership between agencies, local elected officials, DSP’s, and individuals served. You can read more about the rally in this edition of our e-newsletter.

As always, I deeply appreciate your support of our organization and the individuals we serve in our programs each day.