For Families

Our professionals focus on treating the whole child, not just the disability. We work with families and all those involved in the life of each child to maximize the potential for independent functioning.

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We always look for innovative ways to deliver services and currently partner with numerous organizations to better serve Michigan’s special needs children and their families.

Special Needs Services

We are your one-stop, full service Special Needs Consultants. Our services are designed to fit your school, clinic, program or agency’s needs, all with a focus on the individual child and family.

Your continued support helps ensure the longevity of our programs and our ability to help children for years to come. Learn more about the variety of ways you can help.

We are what special needs.

The Detroit Institute for Children has been providing specialized diagnostic and rehabilitative care for special needs children for nearly a century.

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Changing Lives

  • Last year, we cared for over 5,000 special
    needs children.
  • Our primary objective is to maximize individual functioning potential.
  • Our children and families succeed and thrive well beyond the results typical for children with similar disabilities.
  • More than 97% of our children make progress toward or achieve their individual goals.

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