Having Fun With Super Silly Science!
The Super Silly Science Workshop hosted by ACRP and students from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnsown Education Division gave children in grades Pre-K through Fourth and their families the opportunity to learn various scientific concepts while having fun. Children completed small experiments that taught the science behind weather, colors, the five senses, chemical reactions, and the Scientific Method.
Put on your dancing shoes!
Beginnings Inc. and ACRP are looking for dancers to put their best feet forward to dazzle the crowd at the “Fourth annual Dancing Like a Star for Autism” gala scheduled for Feb. 1 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. While the dancers are entertaining the audience, they also will be raising awareness of and funding for the agencies’ autism programming.
The organizations are looking for local community couples and groups eager to strut their stuff to win mirror ball trophies in two categories: a judges’ selection based on scores from the dance floor and a “fan favorite” voted on by the public. Dance couples can choose from one of eight categories: jitterbug, salsa, tango, waltz, hustle, rumba, cha-cha and swing. Up to three couples will dance in each category at the same time for a maximum of 2 1/2 minutes. A song for each dance style will be selected and a CD provided to each couple for practice. Couples are responsible for their own costumes and choreography. The agencies are seeking 24 couples to vie for top honors.
Participation as a dancer or group is free and entry forms can be downloaded from the organizations’ websites or obtained by calling Beginnings, Inc. at 539-1919. Everyone in the community can participate in this event by voting for their favorite couples or groups either by sending $1 per vote to Beginnings Inc., 111 Market St., Johnstown, PA 15901 or by voting at the event.
2013 Value Behavioral Health Award for Exceptional Parents Winners Announced
Luke Yeckley and Amber Quinn won the Value Behavioral Health 2013 Award for Exceptional Parents held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville. The purpose of the Exceptional Parent/Caregiver Awardis to acknowledge families of children who are younger than 22 years of age who are actively engaged in their child’s treatment and who encourage/support other families who are involved in the mental health system. Luke and Amber are the parents of Aidan, a 4 year old child who is diagnosed with Autism.
Fall Family Fun Day
Many thanks to those who helped to make Fall Family Fun Day a huge success!
The event had at least 150+ kids and with parents and well over 200 hundred total participants, not including those in the Park listening to the Smooth Sound Band – who were excellent!
With the Smooth Sound Band playing during the entire time, the event took on more of a festival feeling as children and parents were in small groups, dancing to the music or checking out the scarecrows ----as well as spending time at the ACRP and Beginnings booths. There were a number of children posing for pictures with the scarecrows. In addition, Lauren and Mark Lazzari handed out small bags of pretzels and potato chips, and had a couple of Styrofoam airplanes and an inflatable beach ball to play with – the children (and parents) had a lot of fun and just about every child had on a costume .
It was an overall fun time to be in downtown Johnstown!
Free Flu Shots