AUCP began in 1955 as a grassroots effort by a group of concerned parents wanting to find support for family members aged 18 – 59 with both physical and intellectual disabilities. The organization started out in a small church basement and eventually grew into its current office building located in Johnstown, PA.
From the mid-1950s to the early 2000s, AUCP operated group homes that served up to 30 disabled individuals. In 2007, the organization expanded its services to become a Service Coordination Agency, which offered in-home care services in 22 Pennsylvania counties.
In 2009, AUCP was approached by the State to serve as the state’s Independent Enrollment Broker serving 6 Pennsylvania counties. We served successfully in this role for one year reaching an efficient 90-day enrollment processing period of state waivers/programs including, but not limited to, Attendant Care, Traumatic Brain Injury, Adult Autism, and Aging.
By 2012, the organization was serving over 400 participants aged 18 or older (including the aging population) in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.
During the Summer of 2016, AUCP was presented with the opportunity to take over another agency in Allegheny County. This resulted in the opening of a Pittsburgh office and serving 200 additional participants.
Early 2018, AUCP merged with Service Coordination of South Central Pennsylvania whose headquarters are in Hanover, PA. We were able to add two additional locations, increase our staff by 15, and serve 300 additional participants.