Cedarcrest School at Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities


91 Maple Ave,  Keene, NH 03431

tel: 603-358-3384

Email Michael O’Hara, Director of Special Education at mohara@cedarcrest4kids.org

Cedarcrest School serves male and female, residential and day students grades per-k to 12, 3-21 years of age.  Residents under 3 years participate in an infant/toddler program.  The residential program is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The school program is in session 240 days of the year.  There is a capacity for 23 children to reside at the center and 20 students in the school.  Students include children with complex medical and developmental needs.  Educational disabilities served include: multiple disabilities, developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, orthopedic impaired, deafness, hearing impairment, visual impairment, deaf/blindness, and TBI.

For admissions, inquires are welcome from families, school districts, area agencies, physicians, hospitals, and home health providers.  Formal referral from school district required.  Pre-admission screening and application process assures appropriateness of referral and placement.

The Special Education program for day and residential students integrate Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services into our Special Education curriculum in a full day, year round school year program.  Access to the general curriculum is a key part of the program.  Nursing support is available throughout the school day.  Residential students participate in evening and weekend recreation programming.  Diplomas are not granted.  Cedarcrest Center also offers both short term and extended medical residential care and an assortment of training opportunities for providers.

A variety of field trips and community integration activities are made available to children including community school programs, musical and arts activities, library, and enrichment activities.

Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities has offered children with complex medical and developmental needs a residential option for more than seventy years.   The Cedarecrest School offers a Day Education option for children from surrounding communities.

Posted July 23, 2012 by nhpsea

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