|Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center|
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Contact: Anna Walchli, Intake Coordinator
Phone: 205-969-2880 OR 795-3203
Address: 150 Glenwood Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242
Glenwood provides services for children, adolescents, and adults with autism in the community and on its main campus. Since 1980, Glenwood’s Children’s Residential Services has provided residential treatment and educational programs for youths ages 5 to 21 who have special emotional and developmental needs.
Glenwood’s residential programs for children with autism provide a homelike environment as an alternative to institutionalization. The programs provide a place where children receive individualized attention while learning the skills needed to participate in a community setting. Drummond Center I is a 45-day short-term assessment and residential program for girls and boys ages 7 to 17 who have IQs below 70 and/or have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. McDonough and Reynolds Houses are long-term residential treatment and educational programs for youths ages 5 to 21 who have an autism spectrum disorder. Glenwood operates 6 residential programs for adults with autism in Birmingham area neighborhoods. Each house serves 3 adults with autism who may call on staff, who are present 24-hours a day, when day to day activities present a challenge. Glenwood has 7 residential programs on its main campus that serve adults with autism.
Glenwood on-campus homes are designed to serve adults who need a structured program with 24-hour supervision and care. Each weekday both community and campus based residents participate in the Adult Day Program. Residential instructors provide training, assistance, and supervision during the evenings, overnight, and on weekends.
Glenwood works with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services to increase opportunities for adults with autism who have a desire for employment. This vocational component trains adults with autism and behavioral disorders in clerical duties, food services, housekeeping and mailing. In addition to training, sheltered workshop opportunities, situational work experiences, and supported employment are planned. Glenwood supports both the adult with autism and their employer to allow the maximum opportunity for long-term competitive community employment. Glenwood’s goal is to provide training and placement in employment - matching jobs to people for the benefit of both the adult and community.