The Start of an Amazing Place
Mary Irwin Laughlin establishes the Memorial Home for Cripple(d) Children.
Working at The Children's Institute has always been a dream job of mine. My brother was actually a student here. I think being part of a family that has someone with special needs can be very isolating at times and just seeing the way that this place provided an opportunity for my parents to learn what was best for him and to see such positive change in him in this journey was so inspiring to me; and I knew that I wanted to work here; and I wanted to do the same thing every single day for my students and for their families.
I love the culture of innovation here. In my 8+ years with The Children's Institute, I have always been encouraged to pursue my professional interests and hone my skills. It's rewarding to grow as a clinician - and to to encourage growth in special kids - by having fun with a purpose every day.
We were just one little family with a child who was different, climbing this huge mountain of medical complexity and feeling lost, scared, and alone. And then, thank goodness, we discovered The Children's Institute.
The Day School provides a warm and caring environment structured around high standards and accountability that is customized to meet the needs of each student. They also include the needs of our whole family in Harry's educational care.
The Children's Institute has done so much for us. I had a feeling they might be our lifeline and they have been...they really have.
The Children's Institute has been a part of our lives for so long now, and they keep coming up with innovative ideas using new technologies to help Gabby...The support we've received has been phenomenal.
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