Maximus Foundation Donates $2,500 To Help Children With Autism Build Friendships

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Sacramento, CA December 22, 2017 – The MAXIMUS Foundation awarded $2,500 to UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence (ACE). UCP is the leading provider of comprehensive services for 5,730 children and adults born with a developmental disability and their families. The MAXIMUS Foundation mission is to foster independence and self-confidence, removing the barriers of isolation and connecting children, adults and their families to community and resources. The grant will fund the UCP ACE after-school program at Sacramento State to using Applied Behavior Analysis to teach life skills to children age 8 – 12, with autism, while helping them build a foundation for friendships.

“UCP is grateful to be selected by the MAXIMUS Foundation as a beneficiary for our Autism Center for Excellence After-School program,” said Doug Bergman, UCP President and CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with them to better the lives of children who are living with autism spectrum disorder to live a life without limits.”

“On behalf of the MAXIMUS Foundation, I am proud to provide this award to UCP of Sacramento and Northern California,” said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman. “UCP and its staff embody the values that the MAXIMUS Foundation strives to achieve through its grant making program – promoting personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, augmented child and family development and community development. It is an honor to present this grant to such a deserving organization, and I thank UCP for its commitment to enriching the lives of those it serves.”

About UCP of Sacramento and Northern California
Each month, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 5,730 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter and Yolo counties. For every $1 raised, 90 cents goes directly to UCP’s programs and services. Programs include Saddle Pals adaptive horseback riding, UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.

About MAXIMUS
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.

About the MAXIMUS Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees, and provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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