Author Archives: Glade Run

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...

A New Autism Risk Factor: Moms with Polycystic Ovaries

Prenatal exposure to elevated levels of male sex hormones may play a role in the development of autism, results of a new study suggest Mom’s ovaries could hold clues to some autism cases, new research suggests—and this time it’s not because of genetic vulnerabilities carried in her eggs. A new,...

New Approach Advised to Treat Schizophrenia

“More than two million people in the United States have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the treatment for most of them mainly involves strong doses of antipsychotic drugs that blunt hallucinations and delusions but can come with unbearable side effects, like severe weight gain or debilitating tremors. Now, results of...

Glade Run’s statement regarding the media and DHS licensing revocation

(Update 5:43 pm) Zelienople, PA, October 8, 2015. On October 7, Glade Run Lutheran Services was notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) of its decision to propose the revocation of one of our four residential treatment facility (RTF) licenses as a result of of alleged events involving...