Services

How To Apply for Services

The Verland Foundation Inc. is dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with severe/profound intellectual disabilities. On our Sewickley Campus we offer residential placement for 94 individuals (ICF/MR). In addition we have an Adult Training Facility (ATF) on our campus. We have over 40 Community Living Arrangement homes scattered through various counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania as well.

 

Verland accepts applications for admission from persons with a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, autism and developmental disabilities as well as those with related conditions. People with such related conditions do not have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities; they do, however have diagnoses of cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, closed head injury, brain injury and other disabling conditions.

 

The majority of people living in Verland homes are usually funded by the U.S. government through its Medicaid Program. There are certain financial criteria that determine eligibility which can be obtained by contacting Verland's Social Worker, Marianne Blumenschein at 412-741-2375 Ext. 1318 or mblumenschein@verland.org.

 

Verland maintains a waiting list for all persons desiring our services. Every effort is made to place people in a timely fashion, and careful consideration is given to assist families requiring immediate placement.

 

Verland is known for accepting individuals with the most challenging of conditions. If you or your family care to discuss your concerns in this regard, please feel free to call Vickie Buzzelli, Verland's Health Services Director.

 

We are here to support you in any way possible regardless of the time of your admission. Whether or not we have an immediate opening at Verland, our dedicated staff will assist you by exploring every available option. Our role as a professional provider means supporting families in their time of need, regardless of the outcome. Never doubt that we understand our primary role is to be your ally.

 

We welcome all inquiries.

 

The following current information is needed for referrals:

Medical History

Psychological History

Educational History

Copy of IEP (if available)

Copy of ISP (if available)

 

A Data Intake Sheet must be completed by those requesting our services which can be obtained by contacting Verland's Social Worker Marianne Blumenschein at 412-741-2375 Ext. 1318 or mblumenschein@verland.org.

 

Before selecting a home, families and their child or sibling are encouraged to tour several of our homes to fully appreciate the extraordinary quality of family life and personal dignity that exists at Verland.


We invite you to call us at (412) 741-2375 to arrange your own personal visit.

Before selecting a home, families and their child or sibling are encouraged to tour several of our homes to fully appreciate the extraordinary quality of family life and personal dignity that exists at Verland.


We invite you to call us at (412) 741-2375 to arrange your own personal visit.