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Life-Changing Services

Since 1902, The Children’s Institute has been proud to improve the quality of life for amazing kids and families by providing access to special needs services. Every day, our expert resources and care help to transform the lives of children and families.

Autism Services

When it comes to autism, it can be hard to know what’s right for your child. That’s why we are here as an amazing resource to collaboratively create a plan based on your child’s specific needs and our expertise.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services
  • Educational Services

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Educational Services

Designed to enable every student with special educational needs to reach their full potential, explore programs that make an amazing difference for your student.
  • Approved Private School (The Day School)
  • Licensed Private Academic School
  • Transition Services
  • In-District Classrooms
  • School-Based Behavioral Health Services
  • Related Therapy Services
  • Virtual Social Skills Groups

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Behavioral Health Services

Amazing things happen when you restore health to the mind, body, and spirit. Working with children and adolescents ages 5-21 and their families, our licensed therapists are here to help with life’s challenges.
  • Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • Talk Therapy

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Physical Health Services

With a little laughter and a lot of expertise, our patients receive the quality care they need and deserve. We meet every child where they are and challenge them to meet therapy goals.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Nutrition Services
  • Feeding Services
  • Pain Services

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Family Support Services

With permanency as a focus, our Family Support Services are designed to nurture, support, and maintain the family so all amazing kids can grow in a safe, loving environment.
  • In-Home Family Services
  • Visit Coaching
  • Care Coordination
  • SWAN Services
  • Infant Parent Empowerment Program

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Care Coordination Services

Health care outcomes and satisfaction can be improved with the right team by your side. We work with families to coordinate special needs services that support overall health and wellness. 
  • Medical Complexities
  • Substance Exposure

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Early Intervention

When it comes to early intervention services for your child, you have a choice. Through our affiliation with The Early Learning Institute (teli), children from birth to age three years old can get the care they need in the home at no cost to the family. 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Vision and Hearing Therapies
  • Developmental Instruction
  • Social Work

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Hear From Amazing Kids & Families

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.
Shannon S.
outpatient mom
The Day School is really helping Wayne become more independent as he prepares for life after school.
Katie W.
school parent
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.
Kim W.
school parent
It was only after our family moved to Pittsburgh in November 2014 - and discovered The Children's Institute - that life really changed for the better.
Kuhoo E.
outpatient parent
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.
Tanya H.
outpatient parent
When I started looking for more information about adoption, [The Children's Institute] was very responsive. They answered all of my questions and were very flexible in accommodating our needs and desires. They provided so many resources to help us make the best decisions to grow our family.
Mary T.
adoptive parent

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