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!
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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!
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.
Step right up! The Big Top Sideshow is coming to Avondale Brewery Sunday, August 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Sideshow will benefit the Glenwood Jr. Board’s A Night Under the Big Top fundraiser. Families are invited to join us at Avondale for live entertainment from the Drennen Brothers Blues Band and fun activities for the kids. Food trucks will be on hand, so you can purchase delicious food and desserts!
Tickets are $10 a person and kids 12 and under get in free. You can purchase tickets at the event or online by following this link. We’ll see you there!
Birmingham artist Nan Braswell is having an art show and wine tasting at Michael’s restaurant Saturday, July 16. She is donating a portion of the proceeds from the art show to Glenwood. We are looking forward to seeing her great art and we look forward to seeing you all out there!
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded Glewnood a substantial grant. This grant will help Glenwood to improve access to care for vulnerable populations. This grant will go a very long way to help Birmingham families in need. You can learn more about the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham at their website, www.cfbham.org.
The Glenwood Career Fair returns June 3 & 4. We are looking for dedicated and caring direct support professionals. If you or someone you know is looking for meaningful work in a supportive environment with competitive pay and benefits, then Glenwood just might be what you are looking for! Call (205) 970-1249 for more details.
For the third year the Birmingham Barons will have an autism friendly day at the ball park where family members can bring their loved ones with autism to enjoy a sensory friendly baseball game. The game is May first and starts at 3 p.m.
Tickets can be found on their website.
Glenwood’s annual Autism Awareness Month plant sale returns to Hollywood Pools. The fundraiser will run from April 11 to April 16 at the Vestavia Hills store. Beautiful hanging baskets, ferns and tropical plants will be for sale.
Glenwood Inc., The Autism and Behavioral Health Center/Community Education Programs, will offer four, one-week summer training sessions in 2016 for a limited number of participants. The training is for both new and veteran teachers (General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers), paraprofessionals, administrators, therapists, school nurses, counselors, bus drivers, and any other individuals who work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or students with behavioral, social-emotional, or developmental needs.
The training program, designed to meet the needs of teachers and other professionals who work with students diagnosed with ASD or other disorders as described above, will consist of 40 hours of professional development provided over a five-day period. Training will be conducted at Glenwood and limited to a maximum of 25 attendees per week. Sixteen hours of instruction will be provided, utilizing various professional staff, consultants, and instructional resources. The remaining 24 hours will be spent in direct application of learning, as the participants will observe and interact with students with ASD and other disorders, as well as typically developing peers. Feedback regarding working with students with ASD and other disorders will be a daily part of each training session.
Go here for more information.