Thank you for your interest in supporting the Detroit Institute for Children and our work with children having special needs. With the recent disruptions to the school calendar and overall economy, your support will help ensure that our critical work will continue uninterrupted!

Your gift will immediately help with things like:

  • Teletherapy services: Growing and expanding our impact with children having special needs by providing needed technology to connect therapists with kids and their families.
  • SLIDE: Helping to underwrite the staff and materials for this annual program for children with special needs that will be more important than ever this year.
  • Educational and therapy supplies: Providing resources normally used by staff in schools for use with children in their homes, things like books and assessment tools.
  • Staff support: Allowing us to prepare for what will likely be an early start to the coming school year.
  • And so much more.

For 100 years, the Detroit Institute for Children has focused on providing compassionate, expert care to children with special needs while concentrating on treating the whole child, not just the disability. Today we continue to care about the children and families we serve as well as those who could benefit from our services.

With your continued help, we will increase our impact at this critical time with the most vulnerable among us. And with DIC’s “four star” rating from Charity Navigator, you can make your gift knowing that your donation will play a critical role in allowing the children we serve to be successful both now and in the future.

Please be safe and stay well!


Roxanne Brinkerhoff
Chief Executive Officer

Contact Info

2075 E. West Maple
Suite B-203
Walled Lake, MI 48390


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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