Summer Programs

What is the Summer Treatment Program?

This unique program provides treatment for children ages 5 to 12 and adolescents ages 13-18 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or similar disorders. It is tailored to each child’s behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal needs. The ultimate goal is to build on a child’s social and emotional skills so he or she can return to school ready to succeed.

Each child receives an individually designed treatment plan, which is monitored and modified as necessary. These plans are carried out under the supervision of mental health professionals, specially trained staff, and a licensed psychologist.

Children are placed in groups of up to 18 with 6 staff members to supervise activities.  The group stays together throughout the day so that children learn to work and    cooperate in a group setting.  Children spend their days working in a therapeutic setting to carry out  behavior modification plans designed to address each child’s specific needs in the various settings.

For the remainder of the day, children participate in therapeutic activities. Group time includes age appropriate discussion.  Children also  participate in group problem solving discussions, social skills training and other treatment strategies.


The Summer Treatment Program works to achieve the following goals:

  • Learn emotional competency
  • Learn problem solving skills
  • Improve interaction with other children
  • Develop social awareness
  • Learn to improve attention & concentration
  • Learn to follow through with tasks & comply with adult requests

Who’s Eligible?

ACRP’s Summer Treatment Program is for children ages 5-12 and adolescents* 13-18 years of age (*depending on level of interest).  Children with or eligible for Medical Assistance coverage (Access Card) and a mental health diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or other   disorders may be accepted.  The child must be diagnosed by  a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist who also indicates that the services are    medically necessary.  Referrals can be made by school staff, mental health professionals, physicians, agencies and parents.  Only     children who meet the above criteria will be considered.  ACRP can assist you in obtaining an access card, and provides screenings and evaluations.  Call today for an appointment or more information!

Program Background

The STP program, developed by Dr. William Pelham, is internationally recognized.  It has been named as a “Model Program in Service Delivery in Child and Family Mental Health” by two separate divisions of the American Psychological Association and program of the year (2003) through CHADD.  ACRP’s replication of the program has been recognized at the International Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) Conference in Denver, Colorado (2003) and Nashville, Tennessee (2004)  as one of 20 innovative programs that services children and families with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the United States.  Dr. Pelham’s program, based out of Florida International University , has operated at UPMC/Western Psych, Cleveland Clinic, UCLA, NYU, University of South Carolina, Canada, and Japan.  The program has been modified to meet PA Department of Public Welfare  requirements.

ACRP Cambria County Office

131 Market Street
Johnstown, PA  15901

Matt Errett – Cambria County BHRS Director
(814) 535-2277 x 312

ACRP Ebensburg Office

118 West High Street
Ebensburg, PA  15931

Angela Carnes – Ebensburg Site Director
(814) 472-9330


ACRP Somerset Office

1590 N. Center Ave, Suite 101
Somerset, PA  15501

Kim Bender – Somerset County Site Director
(814) 445-1717

ACRP Bedford Office


185 Hospital Drive
Everett, PA 15537

Holly Shaffer – Bedford County Site Director
(814) 623-1212

ACRP Blair Office

3010 7th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Lacey Yinkey – Blair County BHRS Director
(814) 942-9425