At Glenwood, our mission is to enable individuals to live life to their fullest potential.
Vision & Philosophy
Glenwood seeks to become the premier provider of autism and behavioral health services in Alabama – through professional collaboration, superior programming and evidence-based services for children and adults. Delivering care to meet each individual’s needs, we will be the treatment program of choice through access, integration, outcomes and research.
While symptoms may be subject to classification, people are not. At Glenwood, each person is evaluated and treated as an individual. Not only are services and treatment settings prescribed according to individual needs, but also professional staff creatively tailor programs to enhance each person’s opportunities for success. Glenwood believes each person has the potential to improve and to strive to maximize that potential in the least restrictive setting possible.
Equally important, Glenwood serves the families of each individual. Glenwood encourages parental involvement to strengthen the efforts of the support team. The staff at Glenwood respects the dignity of the individual and recognizes the individual as part of the family unit.
Glenwood began in 1974 as a program to provide treatment, education, and research in children’s mental health. When federal public funding began available the following year, our community leaders recognized the opportunity to expand our services in pursuit of our vision to enable individuals to live life to their fullest potential.
Starting with 18 students in donated space, Glenwood has grown into a diverse team of more than 400, including clinicians, medical and educational teams, direct care staff, administration, and support personnel. We touch the lives of over 8,000 families each year with services that include diagnosis, full-time care, outpatient services, in-home services, educational services, trainings, and more.