Account Adjustment Fees
We wanted to take the time to thank all of our customer partners for their patience and diligence in helping us to implement our new web-based payroll and billing systems over the past year. We felt that this investment would allow us to deliver a more robust and efficient service and, with your help, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Timely and accurate timesheet approvals are the most integral part of this process, and we appreciate the efforts being made by so many of you. Now that the transition period to this online system is complete, we’d like to inform you of some important changes to our policy regarding Billing Adjustments.
The process itself will remain the same:
Effective 10/1/17, Arbor will be assessing a $35 adjustment fee for any invoice item that needs to be adjusted due to a timekeeping error.
These fees will allow us to charge only those customers for the administrative costs of managing the timekeeping process where errors are high and persistent. We remain committed to any training and communication that may be required to make this process uniformly successful for all our customers. We truly appreciate your business and your partnership in making our payroll and billing process as easy, efficient and streamlined as it can be. Please contact your Account Manager at any time should you have questions on the timekeeping process or this policy update.
National Direct Service Providers Week was September 10-16th!
According to the National Advocacy Campaign who designates this annual recognition week, the Direct Support workforce is made up of over 3.6 million workers in the United States and growing! Your work as an Arbor Associate Direct Service Provider (DSP) is vital for our community, Arbor Partners, and the thousands of individuals and families who benefit from your dedication. Your work makes a difference. Thank you for all you do!
Meet the nation's highest recognized DSPs here >>
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While these shows do feature characters who are not always represented on American TV, the discussion continues about Hollywood's portrayal of characters with autism, disabilities, and mental illness. Thoughts to consider >>
September is a month full of change in weather, routine, and attitude. It marks the beginning of autumn, and the season of change. Here on the East Coast, and in many places, September is the month that concludes our summer vacation and brings forth a new school year. It is a time where the weather is still warm but begins to showcase the colder weather that will be soon approaching. This is a great time to reflect on what changes you wish to make. Take time to make memories with your friends and loves ones and enjoy the beginning of the beautiful fall season. Happy September!
Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples
Combine your two favorite apple desserts into one scrumptious dish after your next trip to the orchard. All of the sweet and caramelly goodness of a traditional apple crisp, stuffed and baked inside fresh Autumn apples with the best crumble topping. Top it off with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for an incredible fall treat everyone will go crazy for! (courtesy http://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/apple-crisp-stuffed-apples/)
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Total time 30 mins
*If you have an apple corer, you can remove the core and use some of the flesh in the filling in which case you won't need 4 whole apples for the filling, probably 3.
Want to pick your own fresh apples for this recipe? Check out our apple picking post.
Ready to usher in autumn with this great tradition? Whether you're a seasoned apple-picker or you're ready to try it for the first time, check out these great tips!
And be sure to check out September's Recipe of the Month for a delicious recipe you can make with the apples you pick!