Lakeview Appeals State Decision To Shut Down Special Ed School

May 8, 2015

Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham is appealing the state’s decision to revoke its special education license. The facility is currently under heavy scrutiny by state regulators for abuse and neglect of people with disabilities and brain injuries.

Lakeview has also hired a new executive director, who was formerly an employee for New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services. And Lakeview has hired a new director of special education as it appeals the state’s decision to revoke its license.

And under order of the Governor Maggie Hassan, Lakeview is creating an advisory board comprised of parents. Lakeview has also hired a new Madison Avenue PR firm.

Lakeview says these steps highlight their commitment to significant change. So far, their critics are calling these changes window dressing. And last month, the governor’s independent investigator determined Lakeview was likely incapable of fixing the systemic problems that plague the facility.