PR: Glade Run Launches Summer Independent Living Experience

Media Contact:


Sheila Talarico
Executive Director
Glade Run Foundation
(724) 452-4453, ext. 1244

Image 1: Independent Living Experience Flyer; Image 2: Independent Living Experience.
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ZELIENOPLE, PA ( — Glade Run is pleased to offer an innovative opportunity for young adults with autism and/or intellectual disabilities to experience living away from home. Young adults will gain confidence and an understanding of their true abilities, residing in a new residence hall located on Glade Run’s picturesque campus in Zelienople, PA. During their six day stay, participants will be engaged in a variety of lessons and activities designed to increase social skills, promote adult readiness, build on employment skills, and encourage independence. Glade Run staff will provide 24-hour supervision, support, and instruction.

The experience is designed for young adults ages 18-30, and the $1500 program cost includes lodging, instruction, activities and all meals. The experience will run from July 30 – August 4, 2017.

A full program brochure and application can be viewed at Glade Run’s website, or by contacting Tara Harvan, Glade Run Transition Coordinator, at 724-452-4453, ext. 2124. Space is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.

Founded in 1854, Glade Run provides autism, education, mental health, and unique therapeutic offerings to children, adults and families. Glade Run is a recognized innovator and leader in programming for individuals with autism throughout Western PA.


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