Meeting growing need
Meeting growing need
Like all human-services agencies in Pennsylvania, Glade Run Lutheran Services has been closely following the state budget process. As the leader of a $24 million nonprofit, I empathize with our legislators' challenge to create a balanced budget that will please all constituents and provide for Pennsylvania's vulnerable.
We commend Gov. Corbett for his commitment to human services and our state's vulnerable — particularly with support in Pennsylvania's budget for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
We are pleased to share Glade Run's tentative plans for two unique projects that will transform our 160-year-old campus to expand services to the region's autism community. These include a unique Sensory House Museum and Jeremiah Village, a transformational residential option for adults with autism as well as neuro-normal individuals and families.
Investments in the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities will help these projects become a reality. We are grateful that our governor recognizes the growing need for services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and look forward to sharing our progress with the region.
Charles T. Lockwood
The writer is president and CEO of Glade Run Lutheran Services (gladerun.org) in Zelienople.
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