2018 Glenwood Endowed Lecture at UAB

On Friday, April 13th, parenting expert Dr. Patrick Friman will present EIBI, ASD, and The Forward March of Behavior Analysis. Dr. Friman is Vice President of Behavioral Health at Boys Town and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 


This FREE lelcture will be at 11:00 a.m. at UAB Hill Student Center. At the conclusion of his presentation, participants will be able to describe the fundamental attribution error & its relevance to behavior analysis, describe the core idea in behavior analysis & describe why the core idea in behavior analysis is superior to more popular ideas about behavior (especially problem behavior).

Learn more and RSVP at www.glenwood.org/2018lecture.

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Glenwood Career Fair on February 9th

Glenwood will be hosting a Career Fair on Friday, February 9 from 10am-6pm. We are looking for hardworking individuals interested in becoming Direct Support Professionals!

If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please pre-register by calling Mrs. McKinney at 205-970-1249. 


We have wonderful opportunities to work in our Residential Services programs making a positive impact and difference in the lives of children and adults with an Autism diagnosis

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include but are not limited to the following:

-Provide direct care for the individuals served…following resident’s Individual Plan of Care (IPC), policies and procedures, emphasizing non-averse, positive programming and interactions
-Provide support services for residents, staff and facility
-Transport/accompany residents to/from school, dining facility and planned activities
-Safely operate facility vehicle(s) as qualified and required
-Documentation of care, services and daily activities in a timely manner
-Responsible for cultivating and sustaining a healthy environment in the home(s), as well as maintenance of the home, property and upkeep of company vehicle

**Note: This is not an exhaustive list of required duties.


-Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people with respect for their individuality


-Experience in residential care preferred


-Computer skills preferred


-High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
-BS/BA in Human Services field preferred
-A valid Alabama driver’s license and must be insurable through the agencies insurance carrier


-Minimum 21 years of age
-Must be cleared through the Dept. of Human Resources Child Abuse & Neglect Registry as well as the ABI/FBI and pass all required pre-employment and background screening
-Must be certified or certifiable in CPR, 1st Aid, MCS and MAC

Note: Various shifts available subject to needs of the program

Adult Residential Services Program

Wednesday – Saturday

Wednesday – 6:30p – 12a

Thursday——2:30p – 12a

Friday——— 2:30p –  12a

Saturday——8:00a –8:00p


Sunday – Wednesday

Sunday –——— 8a – 8p





Monday – Thursday

Monday——11:30p – 9a

Tuesday——11:30p – 9a

Wednesday- 11:30p – 9a

Thursday—–11:30p – 9a


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Friday—–11:30p – 8:30a

Saturday- 07:00p – 8:30a

Sunday–  07:00p –  9:00a


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26th Anniversary Golf Tournament in May 2018

The 2018 annual Ireland Legacy Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Old Overton Club. Stay tuned for more, or contact Julie Luker at jluker@glenwood.org for more information.

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A Gift for Glenwood

Chris Seay, of Seay Construction, along with friends and family, gave a lasting gift to Glenwood, Inc. this year.

Glenwood provides behavioral health care and educational services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and severe emotional disturbances.

Glenwood incorporated 43 years ago to provide services for children with special needs and now offers over 20 programs for individuals, spanning all ages. In 1974, Glenwood began with just The Allan Cott School using space donated by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Eighteen students with ASD or severe emotional disorders were enrolled. This was the beginning of Glenwood, Inc. Seay’s mother, Shirley Seay, was a co-founder of Allan Cott School.

Today, Allan Cott School is a part of Glenwood’s main campus behind Liberty Park, serving children with ASD up to age 21. “Our children need to learn and apply basic skills to function independently in a home. We identified a large storage space that we felt, with the correct visionary and builder, could become a small-scale mock bedroom, living, dining, bath, laundry and kitchen area in which to train children to perform basic, daily tasks such as bed making, cleaning, washing and drying clothes, cooking and dish washing,” says Dr. Shana Smith, Glenwood’s Director of Education Services.

To commemorate Mrs. Seay’s early contribution to the school, her sister, Peggy Balliet, heard of the need for life skills for these children and began immediately raising money to create The Center. Quickly after she began, Shirley Seay’s son, Chris Seay, and her grandson, Jonathon Seay, offered their services and the resources of their business, Seay Construction, to build The Center. They also enlisted the generosity of friends and business partners, as well.

“The Balliet and Seay efforts, along with the generous donations from their friends, family and partners, made this longtime dream a reality and a bigger success than we could have imagined,” says Smith. “Most of our students have sensory concerns, and we have also wanted a room to help them with those. Funds raised for the Life Skills Center exceeded that need and helped us create a Multi-Sensory Room for these precious children.”

There is now a plaque on the hallway at Allan Cott School with Shirley Seay’s image on it officially naming the area the Shirley G. Seay Life Skills Training Center.

After Chris and Jonathon Seay came back to Allan Cott recently to receive a commemorative book, Chris said, “When walking through the completed project and viewing the plaque, we were able to observe children using the area and learning from their teacher. It was special to take in the moment of three generations of Seays coming together to participate in the great work that Glenwood and Allan Cott School perform on a daily basis.”

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Thank you to our wonderful Pecan volunteers!

Here at Glenwood, Pecans are a big deal. The Pecans for Autism initiative takes a lot of work and love for it to succeed and we are blessed each year to receive so much support! Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have these five wonderful women from UAB and Holy Apostle volunteer their time at our Pecan warehouse. Together, they wrapped and shipped literally HUNDREDS of gift baskets and orders!

Sandra Sims, Toni Leo, Susan Jackson, Cissi Bernhard, and Cindy Puchta, thank you so much for your hearts and help. Today, we’re thankful for you!

If you would like to volunteer or learn how you can help our cause through Pecans for Autism, give us a call at 205-795-3353.

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25th Anniversary Golf Tournament a Success

The 25th annual Ireland Legacy Tournament in early May was a huge success. Glenwood’s charity golf tournament raised more than $133,000 for adults with autism. The tournament boasted more than 100 players at Old Overton Club. King Acura was the title sponsor. Other sponsors include Regions Bank, Vulcan Materials Co. and Nick’s Kids. 

Update: The 2018 annual Ireland Legacy Tournament will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Old Overton Club. Stay tuned for more, or contact Julie Luker at jluker@glenwood.org for more information.

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2017 Endowed Lecture with UAB

Glenwood and UAB School of Public Health present the 13th annual Glenwood Endowed Lecture. The lecture will be April 19, 2017 around lunch time. Dr. Cheryl B. McNeil, PhD, professor of psychology at West Virginia University will be the guest speaker. She will speak about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

The lecture will be held at UAB’s Volker Hall in Lecture Room A on the 1st floor, —1670 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233.

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2017 A Night Under the Big Top

Step right up to the BIGGEST event of the year! Once again, this February we are serving up a whole lot of fun in “A Night Under the Big Top.” This can’t miss event has been supporting Glenwood’s mission for 13 years. And you are invited to attend Friday, February 17th.

Tickets are available online now. We will see you in February!


Join our Facebook event to stay updated on the latest news leading up to the event. We look forward to seeing you under the Big Top!

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2016 Christmas Program

The Annual Christmas Program returns Dec. 16 at Liberty Crossings United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Animals of the Nativity.” Please join us from 11 a.m. to noon, and witness the most touching Christmas program you will see this year!

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Hope Cottages at Glenwood

Capstone Collegiate Communities has pledged to build three homes at Glenwood. The development group plans to build the homes at Glenwood in 2017. The cottages will provide residential space for 16 individuals with autism, signifying a dramatic increase in the number of people Glenwood will be able to support. The incredibly generous donation by Capstone Collegiate Communities is a part of Glenwood’s capital campaign, Renowned Care, Renewed Hope: The Campaign for Glenwood.

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