Mission and Vision

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

We empower children to overcome challenges.

Our Values


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



We work 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.


We seek continuous learning and discovery in order to be the voice of knowledge and influence within our communities.


We deliver transparency to our employees, donors, partners and the children and families we serve.


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


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

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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