In the summer of 1947, Dorothy “Dot” Sawyer, a retired occupational therapist, and Eleanor “Clemmie” 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]