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The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Amazing Kids. Amazing Place.

A Long History of Amazing Care
Since 1902, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh has taken great pride in being a place where children and families with special needs are welcome, accepted, and included. With more than a century’s history of providing expert care to children that need it most, one thing is evident – amazing things happen when the passionate team at The Children’s Institute comes together to focus on outcomes and fulfill their mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze. Just as every winter snowflake is unique and different, so is every child they help through their services:

  • Outpatient Physical Health Services
  • Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
  • Educational Services
  • Family Services

“At The Children’s Institute, we consider the whole child - their individual needs, presenting diagnoses, behavioral health, and educational requirements,” says Dr. Wendy Pardee, President and CEO. “We help children of all ages - and their families - navigate the world.”

Think about the nonverbal student in a wheelchair who used his eyegaze augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device to give a phenomenal graduation speech; or the child with autism who was able to give his mom a hug for the first time; or the little girl with Down syndrome who made tremendous strides towards independence thanks to occupational and aquatic therapy; or the older youth who was adopted at age 15, finding the support he always wanted and needed in his new forever family.

Fulfilling their mission is hard work, but these stories bring a motivation that persists on as The Children’s Institute helps to strengthen families and ensure that individuals with special needs reach their full potential.

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs
For many parents and caregivers, a New Year comes with already busy calendars, appointments, and a maintained focus on putting our children first. This is especially true for individuals caring for children with special needs. Enter 2020 with positivity and a renewed focus on all that can be accomplished in the days ahead with these resolutions in mind:

  • Believe in amazing possibilities
  • Don’t set limits on abilities – focus on the potential
  • Celebrate every milestone – big or small
  • Make time for playtime and fun

An Amazing Resource for Your Family

Learn more about The Children’s Institute at amazingkids.org or call (412) 420-2362 to schedule an evaluation or appointment.

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