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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The next ACRP & Beginnings, Inc. annual “Dancing Like A Star For Autism” event is on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. Doors Open at 6:00 (cash bar), with dinner buffet at 6:30, dance competition from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and dancing to DJ from 9:00-11:00 p.m. We are searching NOW for individuals (or groups) who would like to show their skills on the dance floor and want to “strut their stuff” for a good cause! You do not have to be a professional dancer. We are seeking people who just love to express themselves through dance.

Our previous events were very successful, raised much needed funds for the autism programs at ACRP and Beginnings, Inc., and offered fun and entertainment for our dancers and guests. “Dancing Like A Star For Autism” is truly a “one of a kind” affair!

If you or any dancers you know want to have some fun, join us on February 7, 2015. Get out your dancing shoes now and start practicing. If you participated before, we would love to have you back!

For further information about “Dancing Like A Star for Autism” or about the programs offered at ACRP & Beginnings, Inc., please feel free contact Beginnings at 539-1919 or ACRP at 535-2277 X 394. A participant packet will be provided to you.



Scott Berezansky – Employee of the Month in Cambria County

ACRP would like to congratulate Scott Berezansky on being selected as Employee of the Month for Cambria County for October 2014. Scott is a Therapeutic Staff Support in Cambria County, and has been employed with ACRP since August 2001.

Deb Hartshorn – Employee of the Month in Cambria County

Deb Hartshorn - Certified Peer Supervisor

ACRP would like to congratulate Deb Hartshorn on being selected as the Employee of the Month for Cambria County for October 2014. Deb is a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Cambria County, and has been employed with ACRP since December 2010.


Thank you to all of those who participated on the ACRP float for the Johnstown Halloween Parade last night! It was a beautiful night for a parade!

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Scarecrows in the Park

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Several of ACRP's programs have created scarecrows for this year's Discover Downtown Partnership Scarecrows in the Park contest. Pictured above is: the Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit's Superhero; the Maintenance Department's Witch; Johnstown Alternative School's Stewie Griffin; BHRS's Spongebob; and FBMHS's Sesame Street Characters.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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Staff from ACRP's Blair County Office participated in the 10th Annual Central Pennsylvania Walk Now for Autism Speaks held on Saturday, October 11th at People's Natural Gas Ballpark.

Fall Family Fun Day

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ACRP's Angela Cummings and Camette Standley hosted an activity table at the Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership's Fall Family Fun Day held on Saturday, October 11th at Central Park in Johnstown.


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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety grant to the Alternative Community Resource Program (ACRP) in the amount of $58,370.00.

With these funds ACRP, in cooperation with school districts, fire departments and civic organizations, will provide smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for families without such protection. Special smoke detectors for the visually and hearing impaired will be available. In addition, trained ACRP staff will provide home safety assessments for families. The grant provides funds for the purchase of sophisticated carbon monoxide testing equipment that will be used to locate sources of carbon monoxide leaks before those leaks cause harm.

ACRP will be contacting schools, fire departments and civic groups in the coming weeks to begin installations and safety assessments.

As safety inspections are being conducted, ACRP will be able to use other grant funds from Lee Initiatives and United Way to assist low income and elderly homeowners who qualify for the repair of safety issues discovered during home safety assessments.

Please call ACRP at 536-6141 to request information and see if you qualify for assistance. The program includes a five (5) county area (Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Blair and Clearfield).

Please don’t take you and your family’s safety lightly.