History

Our organization's commitment to the continuity of care inspired the founding of Swann Special Care Center (Swann). Swann was established in March 1975 as a pediatric facility for children ages 0-21. Through the years it became increasingly difficult to find alternative placement for those individuals who "age-out" of skilled pediatric facilities when they turn 21 years of age, so a waiver was granted and our residents are now allowed to remain living in our facility no matter the age. While some of our residents have come from home, most of our residents have come from other facilities when that facility can no longer meet the residents needs.


When we first opened our doors, we served only children so an on-site educational program was established. In 1994 in response to the national trend of increased longevity among persons with severe/profound intellectual disabilities and being granted the wavier to still provide a home to those over 21, an on-site day training program was established to meet our residents needs. Within the next year it became apparent we would need more room and an off-site day training facility was established.

We subscribe to the philosophy that every person is unique and has the right to develop to his/her greatest potential. Our active treatment is based on increasing independent skills, developing decision making skills and encouraging choices. The health and safety of our residents have been assured by three decades of stability and trust.