Annual Fundraisers

Dancing Like a Star for Autism:
 - Saturday, February 2nd
Buffettman Beach Party:
 - Saturday, March 22nd
Highmark Walk:
 - Saturday, May 31st
Annual Golf Tournament:
 - Friday, August 8th
 
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Join ACRP and the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) at the 2014 Little Corner of Ireland at Ethnic Fest - August 29th, 30th, & 31st! Irish foods, including Irish Stew, Shepard’s Pie, Corned Beef Sandwich, Potato Soup, Irish Macaroni & Cheese, Scones, and Irish Soda Bread, will be available beginning at 5:00 on Friday and 12:00 Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Several other vendors will be joining the ACRP and the AOH on Chestnut Street including B&L Wine Cellars, JWF CARES (hamburgers & hot dogs), Our Mother of Sorrow’s 8th Graders (gobs), The Pepper Wagon, and Kettle Corn Creations and Concessions. ACRP will also have our outdoor playground and bounce house available to children beginning at 12:00 Noon on Saturday and Sunday.

2014 Ethnic Fest Poster 11x17-for Facebook

 

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Held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, ACRP's Annual Golf Tournament offers a day of fun and prizes. Entry fee for each individual/foursome will include lunch, dinner, on-course refreshments, greens fees, golf cart, use of clubhouse, and a goodie bag. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm. The day ends with a reception, barbecue dinner, and awards ceremony at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Our Annual Golf Tournament enables ACRP to provide a variety of educational and recreational activities for youth in the agency. All proceeds from this fundraiser directly benefits ACRP clients and families.

Friday, August 8th, 2014

For More Information:
Bev Bender @ 814-535-ACRP ext. 321
Camette Standley @ 814-535-ACRP ext. 394

Click HERE for a printable brochure.

 

The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 4, 2014

Randy Griffith
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JOHNSTOWN — Seated around a dining room table, a half-dozen young adults in identical green golf shirts have their eyes fixed on James Buday as he explains the day’s assignments.

The crew leaders at the table in Alternative Community Resource Program’s 726 Franklin St. facility soon headed out to meet up with workers in the ACRP Youth Employment Service program and on to work sites across the region.

Jobs of the day include floor and step repairs, painting, electrical work and carpentry, among others. Anyone can contact the service for an estimate on small jobs, Buday said.

“We hire underprivileged kids – kids who face obstacles to employment and are trying to get a fresh start,” Buday said. “They become regular employees of ACRP.”

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The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 4, 2014

Randy Griffith
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JOHNSTOWN — Jessica Lenhart and Lori Stafford, both of Johnstown, would have their hands full under normal circumstances.

Lenhart is a single mother with three active boys under age 10. Stafford is raising three grandsons.

But two of Lenhart’s boys and all three of Stafford’s grandchildren have been diagnosed with behavior disorders.

“It’s one thing after another,” Lenhart said at her Joy Avenue home in the city’s Walnut Grove section. “Nathan has been in therapy since he was 4 or 5 years old.”

Nathan, now 8, has Asperger syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. Autism disorders affect how a child learns, behaves and interacts with others.

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The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 5, 2014

Randy Griffith
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JOHNSTOWN — Kaitlin Mock can’t really explain why she has meltdowns.

“I forgot my humidifier,” she said, sheepishly looking at the floor as she explained a tantrum that day on the way to a summer treatment program for children with behavior disorders.

The 10-year-old Mundys Corner girl is among millions of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

It’s one of the most common disorders among children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, affecting at least 1 child in 5, according to some studies.

The percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011, the CDC reports.

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