2022 By-law Changes
Article IV – Membership
Section 2. Honorary Members shall be those persons who have distinguished themselves by their attainments in the field of developmental disabilities or related sciences, or have rendered special service in promoting the interests of individuals with developmental disabilities who have been elected to such membership by the Board of Directors of the Chapter. Honorary Members do not pay dues and shall don’t have the right to vote or hold office.
ACHIEVE was founded in 1952 by 10 families looking for social and educational opportunities for their children in Broome County. Since that time, ACHIEVE has grown to serve over 2,200 individuals with disabilities in 3 counties- Broome, Chenango and Tioga.
As a chapter of the Arc of New York, it is the mission of ACHIEVE to advocate for an enhanced quality of life through skill advancement, inclusion, integration, socialization, and keep independence of persons with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities through services provided in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties.