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Over 100 Years of Helping Children with Special Needs Succeed in Today’s World


We are a non-profit organization with over 100 years of dedicated service to children with special needs and their families.

We are driven, as part of our core values, to develop relationships and to work with other community-based organizations who share in our mission to provide children with special needs and their families with the support and care they need to become thriving members of our communities.

Our staff professionals are special education trained, IEP proficient, and licensed in the State of Michigan. We provide continuity of care, with one of the highest retention rates In the industry.


We have provided services to children with special needs and their families for 100 years.

We are more than 80 dedicated professionals providing services, resources and support.

We serve children with special needs in more than 180 schools, Head Start, and early intervention programs across Michigan.

We dedicated more than 60,000 hours of services provided to children annually.

"The relationship with the DIC is simply amazing. The work they do for our school community is top notch. They’re always willing to go above and beyond to make sure our needs are taken of. They are not just a service provider who you will only speak with through email. They are visible, transparent, and accommodation. I highly recommend them to your school!"

Justin Hauser
Academy of Warren
Director, Student Development

"I absolutely love working with the DIC! The staff members I have from the DIC are professional passionate and work hard to assure the individual needs of our students are met. The DIC members are part of our school family and create a warm and welcoming environment for our students and school community. My DIC team constantly foes above the call of duty and does this tirelessly each day with a smile!"

Cheryl Paull, M. Ed
Choice Schools Associates

"CSA has had and continues to have a strong partnership with the DIC. We value the responsive communication that we have with the staff at the DIC. It is always known that we can be real with each other and have conversation that always have kinds best interest in mind and in our hearts. CSA see the DIC staff as our own staff. We cherish the relationship and are so happy we are all on one team working for kids! Thank you!"

Sarah E. Vander Baan M. Ed
Director of Specially Designed Instruction and Student Services
Choice Schools Associates

"The Detroit Institute is an incredible organization. We use the DIC to help support the needs of our students in a variety of ways. The staff are extremely professional and have proven to be strong advocates for our students. We value the relationship and open communication that has been development with the DIC and look forward to our continued partnership moving forward."

Nicholas Stage
Special Education Supervisor
Bradford Academy

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2045 E. West Maple
Suite D-407
Commerce Township, MI 48390

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The Detroit Institute for Children currently serves more than 5,000 children with special needs in schools, Head Start, and Early Intervention programs throughout Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. The DIC provides speech language pathology, occupational therapies, social work, psychological services and special education consulting.

The Detroit Institute for Children is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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