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Halloween Break

Holidays are tough for Lily, and not that Halloween is a holiday in the same vein as Thanksgiving or Christmas are, but it’s an “event” and there are rules and procedures and “goings-on”.  Still, if there was a holiday for her, a holiday where she is free to move around...

Sometimes You Win One

There are times, and these seem to occur with increasing frequency, that raising an autistic child pushes our parenting decisions into what might be viewed as a “no win.” Certainly we had our share of those decisions with our older daughter too, but it seems as if they’re more common...

Finding Safe and Supportive Spaces Online

Fifteen years ago when my kids were diagnosed with autism, online resources and support were really hard to find. Parents often felt isolated and disconnected from others going through the same challenges. Today there’s the opposite problem – information and support groups are everywhere! So the problem has now become how to find reliable...

Olympic Medalist Inspires St. Stephen’s Students

Pictured above is (left to right): Assistant Principal Keenan McGaughey; Olympic Athlete Lauryn Williams, and Principal Amy Williams.   St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy was recently visited by Lauryn Williams, an Olympic athlete and Pittsburgh native! Lauryn is a track and field sprint and bobsled athlete from Pittsburgh and two-time Olympic...

St. Stephen’s recognized as PBIS Banner School

St. Stephen’s Academy was recently designated as a model school for the Pennsylvania School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program. During the site visit and evaluation, professionals from Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV conducted interviews with school leadership, teachers, and students as well as conducting an artifacts review. St. Stephen’s scored...

A Letter from Our President and CEO

Dear friends: So often the word “change” has a negative connotation. A need to change diets implies poor health. Changing schools or homes can signify loss of friends, teachers, and neighbors. At Glade Run, we view change as an opportunity. Just as many of us change jobs or careers in...