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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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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The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 6, 2014

Randy Griffith
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CARROLLTOWN — “I may never hear the word ‘Mama’ again from my son,” Amber Quinn remembers thinking.

“It was hard to go on.”

The young mother was recalling the weeks of “grieving” after learning her 2-year-old son, Aidan Michael Yeckley, was on the autism spectrum. He was diagnosed with classic autism, moderate on the spectrum, but low functioning.

She was told there was little room for learning language and that she shouldn’t expect to be able to interact with her son in traditional ways.

“They said, ‘You can teach him phrases to say – sort of like training a dog or a monkey – but to relate and communicate and be in a shared environment, that was not something that was likely to happen,’ ” she said at the family’s Cole Road home in West Carroll Township.

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