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ATS Center for Achievement -- Where People Matter

Posted 04/27/21

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I have been reflecting on our grand opening and VIP networking celebration, and I, like our team members, are still overwhelmed with everyone’s presence and support of our new Center for Achievement in Irwin, Pennsylvania. As we are still moving through a global pandemic, we at first were not sure what to expect, but can now say looking back that we could not be more pleased with the turnout.

We had the opportunity to share our offerings (or soon to be offerings) with families and professionals across many parts of Western Pennsylvania. Although we originally thought we would have the first center in Maryland, we are embracing what we firmly believe was meant to be, and I’m proud to offer my hometown community a safe, spacious, and innovative environment where people of all ages can thrive and become their truest selves.

In addition to our home and community based ABA services as well as our training and consultation supports, we will soon be offering other lines of care, including occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT, and later teacher-child interaction therapy, or TCIT), ID/A services (intellectual disability and adult autism waiver supports such as behavior specialist, habilitation, job placement and finding through natural center-based and community partnerships), and more.

If you didn’t have a chance to make it on Thursday, check out our highlight video. We also invite you to schedule a tour with one of our proud team members, who would be happy to show you around and discuss ways that we can partner together and/or support those you love, care for and/or educate. Send an email to, and we’ll see you soon.

I want to wrap up this message by once again sharing our mission: Achieving True Self is passionately cultivating and inspiring growth through the delivery of evidence-based treatment to assist individuals, families, organizations and their surrounding communities to achieve their self-defined goals. Through a supportive organizational culture focused on developing and retaining team members, we are determined to change the world by instilling hope and helping each person whose life we touch achieve their truest self. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your own story of achieving your true selves.

Today and always, we believe that people matter.


Rick J. Murray, LSW, BCBA, LBA
President/CEO and Founder, Achieving True Self

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