Autism

Guinea Pigs Are Autistic Child’s Best Friend

  Lately, I’m into touting the new research that shows the benefits of ASD children interacting with guinea pigs. Here’s an excerpt from one interesting article I came across recently: “When playing with guinea pigs at school, children with autism spectrum disorders are more eager to attend, display more interactive...

Help us build the first sensory park in our region

  Please consider contributing to Glade Run as we crowd source funding to build the Glade Run Sensory Park & Playground, a unique outdoor play and recreation space designed to meet the sensory needs of children with autism spectrum disorders, but able to be enjoyed by all children and families. For...

The Bubble

It would happen like this. My husband and I were in the kitchen after dinner, scooping leftovers into plastic bowls and loading the dishwasher while one or two of our kids cleared the table. Carter, five at the time and our youngest child, came into the kitchen too, maybe trying...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Reports: Zelienople development to be inclusive of those with autism

“Glade Run Lutheran Services is hoping the future apartments at its Zelienople campus will provide a unique neighborhood of tenants who are engaged with their neighbors and community. A portion of the apartments will be designed to meet the sensory needs of young adults with autism. “There is just nothing...

“Tiny Brain Clumps Offer New Clues into the Cause of Autism”

Technology Review reports: Brain “organoids” made from the stem cells of autism patients could help researchers determine the factors that lead to the disorder. “The work, published today, illustrates the value of using three-dimensional brain structures, which re-create natural conditions more accurately than traditional two-dimensional cell cultures, to investigate the physical...