Greetings Everyone!

September was another busy and exciting month here at ACHIEVE. It was filled with pumpkin farms, football games, celebrations, and awards!

We began the month with a celebration of Tioga Downs Casino as they were given the Employer of the Year Award by The Arc New York at their September Board of Governor’s meeting in Albany! Tioga Downs has been partnering with ACHIEVE for over 13 years and hires several individuals who receive job coaching services from our agency. You can read more about our relationship with Tioga Downs and the recognition they received, later in this newsletter.

Also, ACHIEVE’s overACHIEVEr's Half-K Classic event was held on Saturday, September 28 th in Norwich, New York. We had beautiful weather, a great turnout, and raised over $6,000 for our organization! Thank you to the many corporations and individuals who supported this inaugural event. Congratulations to our Development Team, Preston and Shari, who led the planning on this very unique event and thank you to all of our staff who volunteered!

On October 1 st we celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of the opening of On the Pond ~ At Cutler. This adult social program has been received so well by the individuals who attend and their families. Every day there are interesting activities, visitors on site to share new experiences, and fun day trips being had where individuals supported explore all that our wonderful community has to offer!

Finally, I am eager to share that ACHIEVE continues to facilitate job matches with area business partners. There are dozens of individuals we support through our employment services division that are actively training for a job and many others who are job searching. As many local businesses are seeking to build a qualified workforce and to fill existing vacancies, we believe ACHIEVE can be a resource and part of the solution. To learn more about customized employment, job carving and supported employment services please visit our website at or call our Vice President of Community Based Services, Jason Harriott at 607.231.5259.

As always, I thank you for your support of our organization. Enjoy this edition of the Beacon.

Warm Regards,