Achievement Center

At the Achievement Center, we see children with physical disabilities, developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and autism spectrum disorders. They provide therapeutic services to more than 3,400 children annually in a service area that spans four counties including Erie, Crawford, Forest, and Warren, PA.


Early Intervention Services, Physical Rehabilitation Services, Outpatient Therapy Services, Family Based Mental Health, Specialized Outpatient Services, ACTive Parenting, Autism Services, Blended Case Management, Summer Therapeutic Activities Program, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, Reading NOW, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Services

Phone:        (814) 459-2755
Serving:      Erie, Crawford, and Warren Counties

Acute Partial Hospitalization Program for Children | Barber National Institute

This intensive three-week therapeutic program is designed for children and teens ages 4-18 with a qualifying mental health diagnosis, including those with a co-occurring Autism Spectrum diagnosis or intellectual disability.   Services are provided in a modern, spacious facility conveniently located at 4176 West Ridge Road in Erie, PA, 16506. The program has been developed to prevent out-of-home placement, reduce recurring crises and keep children in the least restrictive environment while making progress toward recovery.

Phone:     (814) 833-0380
Serving:    Erie County

Acute Partial Hospitalization Services | Sarah A. Reed

The Acute Partial Hospitalization Program provides intense, short-term (up to three weeks) assessment and treatment for children between 5 and 14 years of age with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Program staff provides services in a highly structured, Sanctuary-based, safe environment and partner with parents and other professionals in order to stabilize behavior and design the most appropriate treatment plan for the child’s future. The program specifically addresses the integration and coordination of educational services while delivering the short-term treatment.

The Acute Partial Hospitalization Program is located at our Hamilton Campus at 2931 Harvard Road Erie, PA 16508. The program’s hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM. The program runs year round.

Phone:      (814) 453-4309
Serving:    Erie County

Barber National Behavioral Health Clinic

Barber National Behavioral Health Clinic provides mental health services for children, adults, and families. The facility offers a person-centered approach that builds on each individual’s strengths with counseling, therapies and medication management in the least restrictive community setting.

Phone:      (814) 871-4725
Serving:    Erie County

Blended Spirits Ranch

Blended Spirits Ranch (BSR) is a local non-profit 501c(3) organization providing care to children and adults within northwestern Pennsylvania. BSR mission is to provide a safe and structured environment for using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) to help individuals feel empowered, build self-esteem, fight depression, and treat the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Health professionals have found that Equine Assisted Activities provide substantial benefits to individuals and assist in the healing process.

Phone:    (814)  449-5657

Serving:   Erie County

Cindy Legwaila Music Therapy Services 

Cindy Legwaila Music Therapy Services provides multi-sensory groups in elder care and adult developmental facilities as well as working with children and young adults with autism, various developmental delays and visual impairment.    Cindy, a board certified music therapist, is excited to share the joy and power of music with new clients in the Meadville, Edinboro, Erie & surrounding areas.

Phone:        (607) 435-4516
Serving:       Northwestern Pennsylvania

Autism Movement Therapy 

Autism Movement Therapy, Inc is a nonprofit organization, focused on serving the autism community by providing movement & music community outreach programs globally and workplace readiness skills resulting in meaningful dignified employment for individuals with autism and related disorders through its Autism Works Now program.

Phone:       (607) 435-4516
Serving:     Northwestern Pennsylvania

KaleidAScope, Inc.

KaleidAScope, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit focusing on supporting individuals with ASD without an intellectual disability and their families. KAS offers individual, family and group therapy with licensed clinicians for school age children through adulthood. Social skill groups, ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) administration and community supports are available. KAS is a provider for the Pa. Adult Autism waiver offering Community Support, Behavior Specialty services and therapy. KAS offers a weekly socialization group for high school graduates that can be independent meeting on Thursday evenings.

Phone:    (814) 824-4515
Serving:  Erie County

Lake Erie Music Therapy

Lake Erie Music Therapy is committed to providing the highest level of care for children and adults living with developmental, neurological, and behavioral challenges.  They specialize in treating individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental or Intellectual Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia.

Phone:     (814) 746-6672
Serving:   Northwestern Pennsylvania

Warren A. Levy, LCSW, MSW

Over 12 years of experience providing counseling services for children, teens, and adults.  Expertise helping with: Autism Spectrum & Asperger’s, ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress/anger management, social skills, self-esteem, academic underachievement, and improving overall family functioning.

Phone:    (814) 746-3207 or email
Serving:  Erie County

Niagara Therapy, LLC

Niagara Therapy, LLC is a specialized office for individualized therapy. Niagara Therapy focuses on a team approach to achieve your goals. By acting as a team, they can ensure the MOST EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT path for your independence. Niagara Therapy, LLC provides individual care for YOU.

Phone:    (814) 464-0627
Serving:   Erie County

Perfect Fit Canines, Inc. 

Perfect Fit Canines is committed to enriching the lives of individuals on the Autism Spectrum by providing service dogs specially trained to perfectly fit the individual’s needs. Perfect Fit Canines is a non-profit organization located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and has over 15 years working with Autistic children. They consult with Jeff Woods, CPDT of Misty Pines Dog Park Company in Wexford, Pennsylvania and his staff to select, breed and train English Labradors, to meet the growing need for high quality trained service dogs to assist those with autism and their families.

Phone:     (412) 359-9789
Serving:   Western Pennsylvania

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay. 

Phone:     (814)  875-8700
Serving:   Nationwide

Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center (TREC)

The Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center is an outgrowth of Therapeutic Riding of Erie County (TREC), a non-profit organization that has been committed to equine-assisted recreational therapy since 1981.  The Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center is located in Fairview, PA at a first class facility designed to create a friendly environment for learning and improving the physical, emotional and social well being of our clients.

Phone:    (814) 474-5276

Serving:   Erie County

UPMC Hamot – Speech Language Pathology

The speech language pathologists at UPMC Hamot are licensed health care professionals who focus on improving communication, swallowing, and voice difficulties. We provide outpatient evaluations and individualized speech therapy for people of all ages — from newborns to senior citizens — throughout the Erie region.

Phone:     (814) 877-2537
Serving:   Pennsylvania

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