Schreiber Pediatric Center - History

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History

Schreiber Pediatric's founder, Edna Schreiber

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center has provided services to children and adults with disabilities since 1936. The organization, originally known as the Society for Crippled Children and Adults, was formed as a response to the polio epidemic by concerned community members. It was then known as the National Easter Seals Society, with Edna Schreiber as the organization's first executive director for 31 years through 1967.

During the late 1980's the organization began to focus on its specialized pediatric therapy services for infants, children and adolescents with developmental delays and disabilities, as well as its preschool. In October 1994, the organization disaffiliated from the Easter Seal Society in an effort to maintain local autonomy over its programs and resources, ensuring that children with disabilities in the Lancaster County area would receive the highest quality of services. The agency was renamed Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center in honor of Edna Schreiber, its first executive director.

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