Welcome! Central Aroostook Association has been proudly serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1959. This amazing association was founded by parents who believed that their sons and daughters deserved to be educated, employed, and to live in their own communities. Through a dedicated Board of Directors and supportive staff, our mission has continued for 54 years. The association has grown from one program and is now supporting people in eight different programs. We hope that you enjoy surfing through our website. - Stephen D. Richard, Executive Director
We are happy to announce that this year's United Way Auction will be conducted electronically through our company website. We have close to 60 items uploaded in the employee section of the website and the bidding will start on Monday, September 8th.
Log in to the website via the employee sign in section at the bottom of this page. As you know, to enter the employee section, you must use your Time Clock Plus Staff ID number as the User Name and your Time Clock Plus Pin Number as the password. Please contact your Program Director if you have any troubles logging in.
Once here, you will see a Blue United Way Auction button. Select this button to enter the online auction. You will then see the items listed with descriptions, values and pictures. You can also navigate to other pages of items on the bottom of the page. To bid on an item, select the “Bid Now” button next to the picture of the item. This action will bring you to a bidding page where you can see the current bid, the bidding deadline, the current bidder and a place to enter your own bid. Once the bid is placed, you will be brought to a page that asks you if you want to commit to the bid. Select the “Yes Commit to Purchase” button to register you bid. You can then use the back arrow to navigate back and enter other bids or log out if you are done bidding. You can then check the online auction to see if your bid is holding up or to enter a higher bid if your bid is no longer the highest.
Please remember that the bids must be in at least one dollar increments and that you are responsible for payment of the item if you are the highest bidder once the auction ends on November 7th at noontime.
Check out Executive Director Stephen Richard and Administrative Director Carl Michaud as they participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! As good sports will do, they willingly participated during the end-of-summer Hot Dog Roast, a large social event for which the entire association was in attendance.
This summer has been a busy one for the association. Just in August, OTC special purpose private school has seen the end of their summer sessions and the beginning of a new full school year. Adult Services enjoyed their annual ATV Rides and summer picnic, although the picnic did have to be held indoors due to weather. Residential Services held an Ice Cream Social that was well attended while Children Supports began a Cooking Matters class for the kiddos in the program, which the program has been able to organize with ACAP representative Amy Bouchard. The association's new Wellness Coordinator has put out the newest Wellness Newsletter, which can be found in our website's News section. Not only is the association a place of purpose but it also places value in consistently striving to find new ways to improve their current practices for both the individuals it supports and its employees. Thank you for being a part of our vision.