Autism

The Forgotten History of Autism

Ted Talk: The Forgotten History of Autism “Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to “a perfect storm of autism awareness”...

St. Stephen’s Recognized for PBIS Program

On May 27 and 28, St. Stephen’s Academy sent five educators to the annual PBIS Implementer’s Forum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This year’s conference had over 1300 educators in attendance from schools throughout our great state. St. Stephen’s was recognized for the second consecutive year for implementing it Positive Behavior Intervention...

CNN: The reality of finding a job with autism

What’s it like to be 30, affecting by Asperger’s, and interviewing for new jobs? Social interaction is a common challenge for those with autism disorders, Ketts said. “We all interact with so many people, co-workers, bosses, it can all be very overwhelming for those on the spectrum,” Ketts said. Read...

In Memorium

We would like to take a moment to remember Leslie Walter, our dear friend and colleague who passed away on April 7, 2015.  Leslie was our Supervisor of Family Partnership Support and an integral team member at Glade Run Lutheran Services for the last 10 years.  She was passionately dedicated to her work...

Understanding Repetitive Behaviors

What’s The Difference Between Routines, Perseveration and Stimming? One of the defining aspects of autism is a tendency towards repetitive behaviors such as stimming, perseveration and routines. But despite being grouped together these all have quite different causes and functions, so I thought it might be helpful to take a...

2015 Autism Awareness Night

Join us for an evening of presentations, resources, light refreshments and networking. Free and open to the public.   Interesting Ways for Everyone to Learn About Autism The media is full of information about autism that can educate our relatives, our neighbors and ourselves about autism without reading lengthy text...

What’s the Motto with You?

I’m not sure where I saw it, I think it was Facebook.  They wanted to know what your “parenting motto” was.  I immediately started thinking of anything amusing, and I envisioned putting it on a coat of arms or banner, like “Semper Fi”, “Don’t Tread on Me”, or “Winter is...

Announcing 2015 Specialized Adventures Camp

I am so excited Glade Run Adventures will be offering one two week Specialized Adventures Summer Camp from 9 am to 3 pm,  Monday through Friday, August 3rd through 14th 2015. The camp will be hosted on the farm property adjacent to the main campus, serenely situated among farm fields and close to the creek and riding...

My Pick: The Journal of Best Practices

I just wanted to take a moment to share one of my favorite books, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband.  Author David Finch gives an funny and heart-warming memoir of what it is like to be an adult living...