Northeastern Ohio Children’s Rehabilitation Center provides outpatient pediatric Physical, Speech and Occupational therapies to children in order to instill hope, promote independence and to grow self-esteem.
Northeastern Ohio Children’s Rehabilitation Center will continue to be the premier resource that provides children with much needed access to much-needed intensive, family-style outpatient rehabilitation and a quality inclusive daycare program in order to enrich their lives.
In the 1950s, it was clear to the citizens of Trumbull County that there was an increasing need to provide specialized services for children of the community with special needs. Area Rotary Clubs stepped forward to join the growing movement to do something about it. In 1957, they founded the Halsey W. Taylor Rehabilitation Center. The original facility was located in a small home on Laird Ave. in Warren, Ohio, near Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
The founders’ understanding of the need became immediately apparent as the Center quickly grew and became an important resource for families with special needs children. This growth sent the board on a hunt for a larger space capable of handling more children and offering more programs. They found that facility in 1969 in Howland where it remains to this day. In 1971 the Center was renamed Children’s Rehabilitation Center.
In order to meet an increasing demand for childcare and preschool programs, Kids Garden was opened in 2010. Today the Center continues to offer physical, occupational, and speech and language therapy programs, and our Kids Garden Program.
STAFF & BOARD
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Touissant Blake, Chemical Bank
Darlene Cesta, Seven Seventeen Credit Union
Atty. William Flevares
Kenneth Kramp, Diane Sauer Chevrolet, BOARD PRESIDENT
Joe Lattanzi, Brush Up Painting
Phil Lammers, Farmers National Bank
Traci E. Miller, Color 3 Embroidery
Desirae Monaco, PAST PRESIDENT
Caitlin Nemergut, Associated School Employees Credit Union
Adam Rossi, E.J. Rossi Company
Darlene St. George, Howland Township, SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Traci L. Vigorito, Premier Bank
Chelsea Vross, Simon Roofing
DEPARTMENTAL STAFF LIST
Michael Crogan Jr., Executive Director
Judith L. Masaki, M.S., C.P.C.C., N.C.C, Rehabilitation Coordinator
Vicki Nemeth, Business Manager
Ian M. Pearce, Counseling Assistant
Amy R. Young, M.D., Medical Director
Amy Baker, Teacher
Shari Dillon, Teacher
Jacqueline Giddings, Teacher
Erica Haenggi, Teacher
Karen Kavulick, Teacher Floater
Hannelore Rasp, Teacher
Bernadette Bilick, Senior Physical Therapist
Julie M. Double, Physical Therapist
Melissa Pucak, Physical Therapist
Juanita McMullen, M.S., C.C.C., SLP, Senior Speech/Language Pathologist
Kris Betts, M.A., C.C.C., SLP Speech/Language Pathologist