Get Involved

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support DIC’s work and be a part of helping children with special needs.  Each year, we seek support for our many therapeutic programs taking place in more than 150 K-12 Schools, Head Starts, and Early Childhood Centers across Southern Michigan, as well as our annual SLIDE summer learning program.

Direct Donations
Donate online by clicking on the button to the right or by check made payable to:

Detroit Institute for Children
Attn: Development Department
2075 E. West Maple
Walled Lake, MI 48390

For more information, call 248-926-0909.

Sponsorship Opportunities
You can sponsor a child in this year’s five-week SLIDE (Summer Learning Individualized Developmental Experiences) program for only $2,000, the actual cost of helping a child with special needs stem summer learning loss.

Sponsors will receive recognition on the DIC website and your name on the official SLIDE tee shirts, as well as on the DIC Facebook page (more than 6,000 followers) and in an upcoming DIC newsletter sent to more than 3,500 recipients.

For more information, call Jan Shimshock @ 248-918-4274.

We appreciate your interest in helping children with special needs.  You can support our work through giving your time to help with programs like SLIDE, our summer learning loss initiative.

To learn more, contact us @ 248-926-0909 or request more information below


To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact us below

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2020 Sigma Gamma Association Fireworks Picnic Corporate Sponsors

A sincere thank you from the Detroit Institute for Children to the corporations and individuals who have supported our work and the children with special needs we serve through their support of this year’s Sigma Gamma Association Fireworks picnic.


Donate Now

Your continued support helps ensure the longevity of our programs and our ability to help children for years to come.

Shop to Give

Now, you can support our work through your everyday activities like errands, online purchases, and even grocery shopping!

Kroger Community Rewards
Shop at Kroger?  Register your Kroger Rewards Card to donate a percentage of your transaction to DIC (and get great coupon deals while you’re on their website!).  Our Organization Number is IM321.  Re-enroll every April!

Shop on Amazon?  Register for AmazonSmile and select DIC to have 0.5% of total eligible purchases donated.

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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