Achievements Unlimited Developmental Center now serving children with special needs in Spring

Founded by Director Melissa Pierce, the nonprofit organization began as an extension of its pediatric therapy company, Developmental Rehab Services, and provides child care services and early learning development to children with special needs ages 18 months to 12 years old. (Courtesy Achievements Unlimited Developmental Center)
Founded by Director Melissa Pierce, the nonprofit organization began as an extension of its pediatric therapy company, Developmental Rehab Services, and provides child care services and early learning development to children with special needs ages 18 months to 12 years old. (Courtesy Achievements Unlimited Developmental Center)

Founded by Director Melissa Pierce, the nonprofit organization began as an extension of its pediatric therapy company, Developmental Rehab Services, and provides child care services and early learning development to children with special needs ages 18 months to 12 years old. (Courtesy Achievements Unlimited Developmental Center)

Achievements Unlimited Developmental Center celebrated its grand opening March 20 at 20817 Sunshine Lane, Spring. Founded by Director Melissa Pierce, the nonprofit organization began as an extension of its pediatric therapy company, Developmental Rehab Services, and provides child care services and early learning development to children with special needs age 18 months to 12 years old. Services offered by Achievements Unlimited Developmental Center include day care, pre-K and kindergarten classes for children with special needs; pediatric therapy including speech, occupational and physical therapy services; and developmental screening and testing to determine if a child would benefit from certain therapies. 281-766-8070. www.auforkidz.com
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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