Walter Fernald

Closing of Fernald Developmental Center

Guest Blog Post By: Ralph Edwards, 2015 TASH Board President On Thursday, November 13 2014, Fernald Developmental School closed its doors.  Founded in 1848 as the “Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded”(sic), it was the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.  At its founding, the 180+ acre school in the Boston suburbs was seen… read more