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The story of Redwood is a story of love, dedication, and community. It began in 1951 when Bill and Sue Reder discovered that Northern Kentucky had no services for their son, Ron, who was born with cerebral palsy. Al and Dorothy Wood, whose daughter, Cheryl, also had cerebral palsy, found themselves in a similar situation. In 1953, under the leadership of the “Reders and the Woods,” these parents founded Redwood to provide services, solutions, and hope for all children with disabilities.

Our History

Old photo of the first Redwood building


Redwood guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential.

Redwood’s Mission

Strategic Plan

Strategic planning involves vision, mission, and outside-the-box thinking that allows us to plan for the future and is critical for success.

Our Strategic Plan


At Redwood we have several moving parts, led by our amazing leadership team, to make our mission successful.

Our Leadership

The Board

Redwood is proud to be led by an energetic board of prominent local business and civic leaders.

The Board


At Redwood, we maintain its most recently completed audits and 990s.

Our Financials

Get involved with Redwood

Interested in supporting Redwood’s mission? There are many ways you can get involved.  Redwood is forever indebted to generous donors and volunteers who help ensure the continuation of our services.

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