Sharing Social Responsibility Through Wheels And Spokes

This summer, bicycling has been a popular sport at Glade Run Lutheran Services. Aside from the campus construction, perhaps you’ve seen groups of kids zipping by on bike near campus in Zelienople. Throughout the months of June and July, Glade Run’s Foundation Assistant, Michelle Herr, solicited donations of bicycles for...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Offers Sensory-Friendly Performances

Did you know the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers sensory-friendly performances? Check the website, where events are scheduled occasionally and posted. Modifications to the concert experience that are typically available at sensory-friendly performances include: – Online pre-visit materials, such as concert playlists, stories, picture schedules, tip sheets, and videos, that show...

Community Effort: How to Use Work to Put Mental Health Stigmas to Rest

“Are you ready?” I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a Glade Run vehicle, watching Tara Harvan, the Glade Run Transitions Program Coordinator, help our Transitions students get settled in the car. The students are dressed in their Transitions Program work shirt, ID badge, and mud boots. We are on...

St. Stephen’s ASD Program had a Blast on the Bowling Field Trip!

This featured blog was written by Chris Smith, Program Manager of ASD Educational Services at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy. On Wednesday, May 11th, the ASD program at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy attended a field trip to Family Bowlaway in Butler. The outing allowed the students to put into practice the social...

Aeron’s Personal Story

Hello my name is Aeron Hockenberry. I am in the Transitions Program at GIade Run. I am a 20 year old adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild) and I also have Epilepsy. I had a late diagnosis of ASD at the age of 12. In my free time, I enjoy...

Donation of school supplies energizes St. Stephen’s students

The Education Partnership and Repsol have energized students at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy through a donation of school supplies and backpacks, along with inspirational messages. This is the second year Talisman Energy, recently acquired by Repsol, has been the sponsor of Power Tool Homework Kits for St. Stephen’s students. The...