Allan Cott School

Allan Cott School

The Allan Cott School was the first program of Glenwood. It started in 1974 using donated space at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 18 students were enrolled and immediately the demand for services soared.

Today, the school is located on the main campus of Glenwood. It is a certified special education program that serves Glenwood residents and community day students, ages 6-21, diagnosed with autism and intellectual disabilities.


  • 6-21 years of age
  • Primary diagnosis of autism
  • Day students must have referral from and support of their Local Educational Agency 
  • Residential students must meet criteria for Residential Placement at Glenwood

Services Provided:

  • Year-round programming
  • Low staff-to-student ratio
  • IEP Development and Implementation
  • Transition Services
  • ABA Services/ Behavioral Intervention Plans
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy/ physical activity / swimming (summer)
  • Basic living skills
  • Psychiatric services/ Treatment Team meetings
  • Drum circle
  • Community-based training
  • Social skills training
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boys Club
  • Parent support

For additional information, please call (205) 939-1088