Party Time Mixes

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AUCP’s Fundraising Committee is selling Party Time Mixes (Cocktail Mixes, Dessert Mixes, and Dip Mixes) through the month of June to raise funds towards our Community Fund. The dips are $7 each, they come in a large variety of flavors, and are super versatile which means they can be used in so many different ways.

To place an order, please contact Jocelyn Hartman at jhartman@scalucp.org or by calling 814-619-3398 ext. 1017. All money and orders are due by the June 26th and will be in by July 10th.

Cocktail Mixes:

  • Bahama Mama
  • Birthday Cake
  • Bubble Gum
  • Caramel Cream
  • Fuzzy Navel
  • Hard Lemonade
  • Mai Tai Pineapple Mango
  • Mudslide
  • Orange Dream
  • Pina Colada
  • Sangria
  • Strawberry Daiquiri
  • Sugar Free Mudslide
  • Sugar Free Sangria
  • Sugar Free Watermelon
  • Watermelon

Dip Mixes:

  • Bacon & Onion
  • Bacon Lovers Ranch
  • Buffalo Bleu
  • Cajun Ranch
  • Cheesy Bacon
  • Chili Dip
  • Cracked Crab
  • Dad’s Burgers
  • Dill Dip
  • Garlic Galore
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Guacamole
  • Italiano
  • Loaded Potato
  • Mesquite Peppercorn
  • Onion & Chive
  • Pepper Jack (Spicy)
  • Pizza Pizzazz
  • Prime Rib
  • Ranch
  • SW Jalapeno (Spicy)
  • Taco
  • Texas Ranch (Spicy)
  • Veggie

Dessert Mixes:

  • Apple Pie
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Birthday Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Cinnamon Swirl
  • Cotton Candy
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Raspberry Truffle
  • Royal Hawaiian
  • Salted Caramel
  • SF Banana Cream
  • SF Chocolate Mousse
  • SF New York Cheesecake
  • Sugar Free Raspberry Truffle
  • SF Royal Hawaiian
  • SF Salted Caramel
  • Tiramisu

Highmark Walk – Week 14 Update

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It is officially the week of the Highmark Walk 2019 and we are blown away by all of the donations we have been receiving! We can not wait for Saturday to be able to walk with all of our teammates for a healthier community!

Currently, we have:

  • 8 teams
  • 58 walkers
  • $4,932 raised (98% towards our goal!)

We are really looking forward to all the fun that this year brings, but we can’t do it without you!
Would you consider walking with us?

  1. Register as a walker, virtually or in person
  2. Join us, on Saturday, May 18th at the Altoona Curve Stadium
  3. Find sponsors, raise money, and donate!

Click here to register and/or donate today!

New steps to SSI Benefits

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The process of applying for federal disability assistance has changed in Pennsylvania and for many applicants, it will become longer and more complicated.

Anyone applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income will face an additional step in what already can be a lengthy process. The change is being criticized by disability advocates, attorneys and members of Congress.

Previously, anyone applying for disability assistance whose initial application is denied could request a hearing before an administrative law judge. The average wait from a hearing request until disposition of a claim was roughly 17 months.

Starting April 20, 2019, an applicant denied at this first stage must appeal in a process called reconsideration. If they are turned down a second time, they can request a hearing.

Pennsylvania is one of 10 states that hasn’t had reconsideration since 1999. The process has been reinstated so there is a uniform process for disability claimants across the country, said Daniel O’Connor, a regional spokesman for the Social Security Administration.

Existing applications are impacted by the change and are not grandfathered into the prior process.

For more information, visit the article source at www.post-gazette.com/news/social-services

May Staff Highlight – Roxeen Stewart

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This month we are excited to introduce you to Roxeen Stewart. She has been a Service Coordinator out of our Hanover office for almost two years and has a degree in Psychology from Penn State University.

Roxeen was born in Jamaica and now lives in York, PA with her family. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Her mother is her “rock” and all four of her sisters have R.S. as their initials. She also has two nieces and three godchildren. Her biggest goal in life is to get her Masters degree.

As a service coordinator for AUCP, Roxeen serves parts of York County. She enjoys getting to know her co-workers at AUCP and she says that problem solving and being able to find the best solutions for her participants are some of the most challenging parts of her position.

Roxeen is a dedicated service coordinator who is quick to learn and apply feedback. Roxeen has a pleasant disposition and has a wonderful rapport with her participants, providers, and co-workers. Roxeen is viewed as a leader among her peers and, in the past couple of months, has been challenged to assist training new staff. Roxeen is an asset to Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy due to her knowledge, patience, and drive to ensure she is doing the best job possible.

AUCP Continues to grow

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UCP Connections to Independence has made the tough decision to no longer provide Service Coordination services to the central part of the state. They have given AUCP the opportunity to merge this portion of their agency services with ours, allowing AUCP to employ their staff and continue participant services. It is with great pride that we will be onboarding 10 of their former service coordinators and about 350 of their former participants.

We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to grow our agency and we look forward to offering our quality services to more participants throughout the state. Current AUCP participants should not expect any changes in their services due to the growth of our agency.

Help for disabled veterans

Housed in a fleet of well-equipped offices on wheels: the DAV’s Mobile Service Offices, (MSO), travel to smaller towns and rural communities across the country to counsel and assist veterans and their families on the benefits and services available to them.

Aided by Department and Chapter Service Officers, the MSO program provides support to veterans developing, filing and winning claims for benefits, administered under federal, state and local laws. National Service Officers counsel and assist with the development of evidence, completion of required applications and prosecution of claims. Highly trained members of the DAV’s National Service Officer Corps, conduct these workshops.

This exceptional service is available to you free of charge and you do not need to be a DAV member to take advantage of this service.

Current times and locations in PA during the month of May:

  • May 1 | Youngwood, Westmoreland Career Link (151 Pavilion Ln) | 9am – 3pm
  • May 9 | Chambersburg DAV Chapter #78 (2705 Lincoln Way West) |   8am – 4pm
  • May 10 | Hatboro PA State Rep. Thomas Murt’s Office (19 S York Rd.) | 8am – 3pm
  • May 23 | Sharon American Legion (1395 E. State St. Sharon) | 10am – 3pm

Info: https://www.dav.org/veterans/outreach-programs/mobile-service-office/
https://www.dav.org/wp-content/uploads/MSOSchedule.pdf

Highmark Walk – Week 11 Update

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We are less than 1 month away from the Highmark Walk event on Saturday, May 18th! We have officially met the $3,000 mark!

A special thank you to each of you that have registered and donated, thank you for being part of our Highmark Walk, we couldn’t do this without your support!

Currently, we have:

  • 7 teams
  • 42 walkers (84% towards our goal!)
  • $3,207 raised (64% towards our goal!)

We are really looking forward to all the fun that this year brings, but we can’t do it without you!
Would you consider walking with us?

  1. Register as a walker, virtually or in person
  2. Join us, on Saturday, May 18th at the Altoona Curve Stadium
  3. Find sponsors, raise money, and donate!

Click here to register and/or donate today!

Don’t forget, our AUCP Painting Party – Chalk Couture is coming up on Friday, May 3rd. We’d love for you to join us!

Highmark Walk – Week 10 Update

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We are just a little over 1 month away from the Highmark Walk event on Saturday, May 18th! Currently we are just under $3,000! Will you help us make it to our goal of $5,000?

Currently, we have:

  • 7 teams
  • 41 walkers (82% towards our goal!)
  • $2,782 raised (55% towards our goal!)

We are really looking forward to all the fun that this year brings, but we can’t do it without you!
Would you consider walking with us?

  1. Register as a walker, virtually or in person
  2. Join us, on Saturday, May 18th at the Altoona Curve Stadium
  3. Find sponsors, raise money, and donate!

Click here to register and/or donate today!

Don’t forget, our AUCP Painting Party – Chalk Couture is coming up on Friday, May 3rd. We’d love for you to join us!

Highmark Walk – Week 9 Update

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Only 40 days left until the Highmark Walk 2019 on May 19th, 2019 at the Altoona Curve Stadium. Our goal is to raise $5,000 and have 50 walkers to walk with us, both virtually and in person. Currently, we have:

  • 7 teams
  • 34 walkers (68% towards our goal!)
  • $2342 raised (46% towards our goal!)

We are really looking forward to all the fun that this year brings, but we can’t do it without you!
Would you consider walking with us on the path to independence?

  1. Register as a walker, virtually or in person
  2. Join us, on Saturday, May 18th at the Altoona Curve Stadium
  3. Find sponsors, raise money, and donate!

Click here to register and/or donate today!

Highmark Walk – Week 8 Update

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We just finished out the 7th week campaigning for the Highmark Walk 2019! Our goal is to raise $5,000 and have 50 walkers to walk with us, both virtually and in person. With 47 days left to go, we have:

  • 7 teams
  • 32 walkers
  • $1,192 raised

We are really looking forward to all the fun that this year brings, but we can’t do it without you!
Would you consider walking with us on the path to independence?

  1. Register as a walker, virtually or in person
  2. Join us, on Saturday, May 18th at the Altoona Curve Stadium
  3. Find sponsors, raise money and donate!

Click here to register and/or donate today!