Our History 2017-05-18T16:59:46+00:00

Our History

In the summer of 1947, Dorothy ìDotî Sawyer, a retired occupational therapist, and Eleanor ìClemmieî Clement, a retired registered nurse, responded to a call for help from neighbors. Into an old six-room New Hampshire farmhouse at the top of a steep, dusty Westmoreland road, Dot and Clemmie welcomed Judy, a six-year old with significant physical disabilities.

The idea of a home and school for children with disabilities was a radical concept in a time when such children were often hidden away by their families. But the need was real and Cedarcrest was born.    [READ MORE ~ link to article???]