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From the beginning, our mission has been to provide quality therapeutic services designed to empower children with special needs and their families. June 14th, 1950 the first Board of Director officers were elected and in November 1950, Jeanne Knight, Physiotherapist was hired.
To bring our first President, Mr. Henry Bone's vision to reality together they would work to create revolutionary therapeutic programs to treat polio, cerebral palsy, spina-bifida, muscular dystrophy, burns, amputations and more.
Physiotherapy therapy was provided to children, four days a week, in the old Fairview School building on North Woods Street. The Center held it's first clinic on January 2, 1951. and 53 Grayson County children attended. The Center soon outgrew the school building and relocated to a two room house at 903 S. Walnut St. in Sherman.
The first Articles of Incorporation filed March, 1957 stated its purpose to be "a charitable undertaking, to wit, to locate the crippled children and adults of Grayson County, Texas whose condition may be improved through proper care".
Our facility is a reminder of what a community can do when they come together.
The property TRC now calls home at 1216 Hillcrest drive was donated to by Wilson N. Jones Hospital. And, in 1960 through donations from local business and organizations our facility was built. A groundbreaking ceremony for the state of the art building made headlines.
In September 1971, the Center became part of the National Easter Seal Society of Crippled Children and Adults and stated its purpose to help crippled children and adults regardless of race, color or creed, in accordance with the philosophy, objectives and program of the National Easter Seal Society.
The Center has gone through many changes over the years including an expansion in 1998, renovations, and a name change in 2000 to The Rehabilitation Center: Therapeutic Solutions for Children and adults. But our mission remains the same as 70 years ago. To help every patient achieve maximum independence so they can experience the same opportunities and quality of life as others.
Our Board of Directors along with our dedicated staff continue the TRC legacy of providing our community with quality, compassionate therapy services.
TRC is always looking for great leaders to join our board. If you are interested, you can request information here.
In 1950, three community members passionately devoted to serving children with special needs came together to form the Grayson County Crippled Children's Society. What started as a small program based in the old school building is now The Rehabilitation Center (TRC), the only Non-Profit comprehensive adult and pediatric therapy center in Grayson County, serving over 2,000 individual's every year.