Transition Programs

Glade Run offers a continuum of transition services for youth and young adults ages 14 and over. These offerings are specifically designed to meet the social, vocational, and independent living skills needs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other special needs as they transition to independence.

Independent Living Experience

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Independent Living Experience Brochure

ILE Application

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ILE Application

The Transitions Program is an innovative curriculum developed by experts who believe that students are most successful when purposefully engaged in self-directed and experiential learning. Glade Run’s staff work with a student’s IEP team to develop and implement a transition plan. Parents also play an integral role in tailoring the program to the individual. Students are provided with guidance as they engage in skill development, meet employment goals, and improve independent living skills.

This provides support in the areas of:

• post-secondary education
• post-secondary career
• independent living skills
• parent education

Glade Run is uniquely positioned to provide meaningful transition and supported living programming. In addition to a self-contained campus, the friendly, small town business district of Zelienople is within walking distance. A short drive provides access to community and private colleges. In addition to various housing options, these resources add the means to achieve transition goals.

Full or half-day programming is available at Glade Run’s Zelienople campus, or school districts may invite Glade Run’s staff to provide intensive transitional services at your school. Please contact our transition coordinator, Tara Harvan, to inquire or schedule an appointment.

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Please take a moment to call or email Tara Harvan, Transition Coordinator. She is happy to provide more information or answer questions, based on the specific needs of your child. Her number is (724) 452.4453, ext. 2124.

Bethany Slater
Transition Coach
(724) 452.4453, ext. 2129

Our Location

Glade Run Lutheran Services
Attn: Transitions Program
PO Box 70, Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 15202