History of Achieve Australia
In 1951 a group of visionary parents wanted a better future for their children with intellectual disability than confining them to institutions so typical of the day. They established the Subnormal Children’s Welfare Association (SCWA) to pioneer housing and accommodation and related services and provide their children with more opportunities to live meaningful lives.
In 1952 Crowle Home for boys and girls with intellectual disability was built on land in Ryde donated by Mr C. Crowle. In 1954 a school was added, which flourished for 26 years.
The Achieve Australia of today continues to honour the legacy of our founders by striving to bring inclusion to life every day for the people we support. Below are just a few of the many milestones on our journey.