Organization Accreditation and Certification
Glenwood is a 501 (c) 3 private nonprofit agency governed by an uncompensated, volunteer Board of Directors. Glenwood is a United Way agency and a member of the Autism Society of America, Autism Society of Alabama, the National Association of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism (NARPAA) and serves as a state satellite center for the Alabama Association of Child Care Agencies and the Alabama Council of Community Mental Health. Glenwood is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
Glenwood is governed by an uncompensated, volunteer Board of Directors from the community who give their time and resources to support Glenwood’s mission. Glenwood is further supported by the members of its Advisory and Junior Boards. One of Glenwood’s most valuable assets is its talented and devoted staff of approximately 350. This includes: teachers, case workers, therapists, social workers, psychologists, speech therapist, occupational therapist, child care workers, teaching parents, residential instructors, psychiatrists, and administrative and support personnel.
Glenwood and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health partner to present the Glenwood Lecture Series, a permanent event on the Spring lecture calendar at UAB. The purpose of the lecture series is to link the clinical service expertise of Glenwood with the research and teaching expertise of UAB. As the lecture series develops, it will hopefully foster a growing sense of unity around the health impacts of and care responses to behavioral health disorders such as autism. Glenwood is nationally accredited by CARF and is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
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