The Mission of the Agency has always been and will continue to be:

 

TO DEVELOP AND PROVIDE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES WHICH OFFER ASSISTANCE IN MEETING THE SPECIAL NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF ALL RESIDENTS OF WARREN COUNTY.

 

Board Of Directors
 
Ann Buerkle
Leslie Callopy
Pamela Heinold
Michael Lewis
David McConnell, MD
Christy Parroccini
John Parroccini
Wilma Portzer
Joyce Puleo
Stephen Puleo
John Zdarko
Mary Beth Zdarko
 

"Proudly meeting the needs

of those with disabilities

for over 89 years."

 

 

In 1925, several prominent individuals of Warren created the Crippled Children Committee to help people who were crippled with polio. Many agencies became aware of the positive steps being taken and thus began to cooperate in the effort. Over the next several years the center began to give aid and care to individuals suffering from all forms of disabilities and have since provided treatment for all those people who have walked through the doors. As time passed, programs were added and services updated, until every need could be met.

In 1955, a corporate name change occurred in order to give thanks and rememberance to a man who dedicated his life to the agency. However, the services and programs were still the same with an even greater emphasis placed on quality and caring. Don Mills became an inspiration for us to follow through with, and this created positive and effective services for many disabled individuals.

Today, we are proud to still carry the torch for our disabled citizens and lead the way for care and treatment. It has been over 89 years that we have cared for our community and we look forward to many more.

 

Don Mills Achievement Center currently offers the following programs:

 

Early Childhood Learning Center

A licensed private academic preschool serving children 3-5 years old with a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a socially supportive enviornment. This program is in cooperation with the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5.

Speech Therapists

Provides hearing, speech and language screening assessments, and individualized therapetic programs.

Camp Talk-A-Lot

A summer day camp offered for young children with speech, hearing, and learning challenges.

Rainbow Swim

Provided with the cooperation of the YMCA and volunteers. A free recreational swimming program.

Financial Assistance

Offered on an individual, as needed basis, to assist in the purchasing of specific supplies and/or equipment required to meet the individuals needs.

Hospital, Orthopedic, and other equipment

As available, equipment is loaned at no charge to the residents of our community.

Operation Take Me Home

An electronic tracking system reassuring families a speedy recovery should their loved one wander away from home.

Wheel Chair Provision

At the Warren Mall and Public Library

As always, we are here for referral and Advocacy for all the residents of Warren County.