Greetings Everyone!

There have been many exciting Fall activities and festivities happening throughout our Broome, Chenango and Tioga County programs this October! The individuals we support have been enjoying many different social, recreational and work experiences throughout their communities – and we are so happy to play a small role in making that happen each and every day. I thank our staff for their kind, caring and loving approach and commend them for all that they represent to the individuals we serve. 

I am excited to announce that Agency Leadership and Board representatives are formulating a new 3 year strategic plan for ACHIEVE. While our journey may be long and complex, we are committed, now more than ever, to participate in dialogue and relevant actions that increase opportunities, particularly competitive work experiences, for individuals with developmental disabilities in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties. Through a variety of vocational and employment supports, we are training individuals for competitive, community based employment. We applaud NYS OPWDD’s EmployAbility initiative and strive to work with local businesses to successfully hire individuals of all abilities. We are excited about the initiatives and program growth opportunities we have planned for 2019-2021 and look forward to setting a shared vision and future collaborations with community partners to reach our outcomes.

Finally, On the Pond ~ At Cutler has been successfully operating for a month now, and we couldn’t be happier with the positive feedback we’ve been receiving! We are excited to announce that ACHIEVE will be holding a Ribbon Cutting Celebration tomorrow, November 2 nd , at 11:00 a.m. Many special guests are expected to be in attendance and we are very excited to celebrate the opening of this brand new program! Be sure to watch social media for photos and updates from this special occasion!

Warm Regards,