Mission and Vision

Our Vision

Children with special needs and their families are thriving members of the community.

Our Mission

The Detroit Institute for Children provides a passionate, integrated approach to services for Michigan’s children with special needs and their families.

We invest in people
We invest in our partners
We invest in our children

Our Values


Where others see limits or disabilities, we see potential and possibilities.



Working as a team with families, caregivers, and our partners to create an environment that supports and nurtures development and independent functioning for special needs children.


Continuous learning and innovation in order to be the voice of knowledge and influence within our communities.


Uncompromising honesty and accountability to our employees, donors, partners and the children and families we serve


Improving the lives and experiences of special needs children and all those we interact with through open communication, inclusion and passion for our mission.


Providing Michigan’s special needs children and their families with accessibility to the best possible programs and services.





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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