Current News & Events

January 19, 2018

NHS/AVS Attends The Nutcracker

NHS/AVS Attends The NutcrackerIndividuals and staff members from NHS/AVS Zapp’s Lower Subcontract area had a wonderful and spirited time at the PPG Wintergarden. They braved the cold weather and snow flurries to enjoy the Santa Clause and gingerbread house displays. After the Wintergarden they went to lunch at Eat’n Park where they experienced some true Christmas magic. The group was enjoying a delicious meal when a staff member saw a gentleman from the military also having lunch, so she decided to pay for his lunch with her own money. Not knowing of the kind act, the gentleman decided he was going to pay for the group’s lunch as well. This wonderful gesture reminds us all to pay it forward, especially during this time of year.

January 12, 2018

Holiday Celebrations at NHS/AVS

The holidays were a fun and busy time at NHS Allegheny Valley School. Visitors were hosted at Campuses, Program Centers, and Group Homes throughout December. We are so grateful for our many friends in the community who bring holiday cheer and brightened up the season for us. Gazette 2.0 visited the individuals who are supported by NHS/AVS Kennedy Program Center.

December 27, 2017

Holiday Outing for NHS/AVS Zapp

Individuals and staff members from NHS/AVS Zapp’s Lower Subcontract area had a wonderful and spirited time at the PPG Wintergarden. They braved the cold weather and snow flurries to enjoy the Santa Clause and gingerbread house displays. After the Wintergarden they went to lunch at Eat’n Park where they experienced some true Christmas magic. The group was enjoying a delicious meal when a staff member saw a gentleman from the military also having lunch, so she decided to pay for his lunch with her own money. Not knowing of the kind act, the gentleman decided he was going to pay for the group’s lunch as well. This wonderful gesture reminds us all to pay it forward, especially during this time of year.

Holiday Outing for NHS/AVS Zapp
December 19, 2017

"NHS/AVS DSP of the Quarter" Award Goes to...

NHS/AVS DSP of the Quarter Award Goes to... Norma Seiders was named NHS/AVS’s first Direct Support Professional of the quarter! Norma was nominated by three of her colleagues who highlighted her compassion and commitment to the individuals she supports, her ability to contribute to the team, and her professionalism. Norma has been with NHS/AVS for 29 years. Congratulations, Norma, and thank you for everything you do for the individuals in your care!

The DSP of the quarter award has been made possible through Steven’s Fund to recognize NHS Allegheny Valley School Direct Support Professionals. The fund was recently created by Betsy Friedman, in memory of her son Steven Garlick.

To contribute to the fund, visit avs.nhsonline.org/donate and include “Steven’s Fund” in the “other” and/or “comments/instructions” box.