Space still available but spots are filling up. 

Application deadline May 25, 2018.



Children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities benefit from summer programs that help them maintain the skills they developed during the school year.

Our summer program exposes them to drama, music, physical activity, arts and crafts, and field trips that reinforce their academic skills, gross and fine motor coordination, and social interaction.

The goal of the program is to broaden the life experiences of children with disabilities and provide them with basic learning concepts that will enhance skill levels.

Students are grouped by age and led by a team leader and counselors who design activities to meet each group’s needs. It’s as fun as it is educational.


Must be a resident of Broome, Chenango or Tioga County.

Must be between 5 and 21 years of age.

Must have an Individualized Education Plan or a 504 Plan in school.

Please note: Children who require one-to-one supervision, intensive treatment, or who have serious emotional/behavioral issues are not appropriate for this program 


July 10, 2017 – August 17, 2017
Monday through Thursday
8:30 am – 2:15 pm

Special note:  The program will close at 12:00 pm on August 17, 2017.  Please make necessary arrangements to pick up students either at the program or at the designated pick-up/drop-off location. 

Chenango Forks Elementary School
6 Patch Rd.
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 648-7543

Due to cuts in state funding and other agency funding sources the cost for each student to attend the Summer Program is $350.00 which will cover the entire six weeks of the program.  Payment must be included with the application packet.  Accepted methods of payment are Visa, Master Card, personal checks and money orders.

Students may be eligible for financial assistance.  Scholarships are available for Town of Union and City of Binghamton residents depending on proof of residency and income.  Scholarships will be awarded on a “first come first serve” basis.  To apply for one of these scholarships please fill out the CDBG Funded Public Service Program form and return to ACHIEVE along with a signature and proof of income and residency as directed on the form.

CDBG Funded Public Service Program Form

All students who reside in the City of Binghamton will be required to complete the CDBG Funded Public Service Program form along with a signature and proof of income and residency regardless of whether or not the student is applying for a scholarship.

There is no cost for students who are currently enrolled in the Medicaid Waiver Program a copy of the Notice of Decision document as well as a current ISP must be submitted with the application packet.  Please contact your Medicaid Service Coordinator for more information on these documents.

Applications, payment, and all required documentation must be submitted by May 25, 2018  Phone calls with question can be made to (607)723-8361.  Enrollment will be on a “first come first serve” basis.  Please mail completed application packets to:       
            ATTN: Shari Caudell, Family Support Services Specialist
            47 Riverside Drive
            Johnson City, NY 13790

Program acceptance letters will be mailed by June 14, 2017.

Transportation may be provided by your home school district.  Pick up and drop off times will be determined at a later date and communicated through the local school districts.

ACHIEVE is again sponsoring the Summer Work Program for students age 14 to 21, however, the number of available positions is limited.  Students who are interested in participating in the Summer Work Program must have current New York State working papers.  If you would like your student to be considered for this program please indicate by placing and “X” in the YES box on page 3 of the application packet.

It is possible that we may be able to offer free lunches as was provided in past years, however, we are not able to make that determination at this time.  Therefore, parents/guardians should be prepared to have a packed lunch each day for their student.  Notifications will be sent as soon as a determination has been made. 

Arrangements should be made with your physician’s office for each student to have a PPD Mantoux test as well as a follow up appointment with your physician to have the test read.  The Summer Program medical staff must review the Physician’s Certificate form before a student is accepted for the Summer Program. 

Download the 2018 Summer Program Application here