Our Care Profile
Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities is a specialized pediatric medical facility and school providing comprehensive services to children with complex medical and developmental needs. It is the only Intermediate Care Facility for†Individuals with†Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) licensed by the state of New Hampshire, and is†also New Hampshireís principal provider of sub-acute medical care for children under the age of three.
With more than 70 years of service to children with special needs, we are widely regarded for†our exceptional medical, education, and therapy services, and†a key resource in ensuring a range of care options for children with disabilities and their families.
Ages Served: At Cedarcrest Center we provide medical services for children from infants through age 21, and school services for children from three to 21 years of age.
Capacity: We can serve up to 26 children as residents and 20 as students in Cedarcrest School at any one time. In addition, the Center serves children living in the community through outreach therapy services in area schools.
Staffing: A staff of more than 100 individuals provides around-the-clock care and services to the children. Nearly two-thirds of the staff are full-time
Physician Services: Dr. Malinda Scherpa, Medical Director, oversees the childrenís medical care, sharing responsibility for on-site visits with Dr. Kathy Fisher. Their colleagues in the pediatric clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene†share on-call support.† A diverse group of medical specialists†in Manchester, Boston and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon also†provide specialty care.