The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh has been growing and changing since 1902. More than a century later, the organization’s legacy remains rooted in phenomenal care and innovative practices. The progress of the Children’s Institute is evident, however, in how they continually adapt to changes in the world to best address the needs of individuals with disabilities and their loved ones.
The Children’s Institute is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, young people, and their families by providing a specialized continuum of services that enables them to reach their potential. The Children’s Institute seeks to be the lifelong partner to individuals with a disability and their families. They position themselves to reach more individuals with an array of exceptional services that cross the lifespan, advance the models of care, and establish the organization as an influential voice regarding the subjects of disability, education, family support services, and behavioral health.
Through outpatient physician and therapy services, they are committed to providing high quality, effective medical and therapy services to children. The Children’s Institute continually advances treatment methods — by using new techniques as well as new technology — which results in better therapeutic interventions for children.
As part of the Children’s Institute’s educational services, the Day School is dedicated to advanced instructional strategies, techniques, and materials. The Day School enhances students’ experiences through a skilled, energized staff, and an involved, supportive, and positive school community. The school explores new methods and materials, encourage “best practices” in all areas, and ensures staff has opportunities to maintain and improve their skills.
As part of the Children’s Institute’s child and family services, Project STAR promotes the right of all children to grow up with a loving, permanent family. The program is committed to providing high-quality services to children and families, especially those with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities.
The Children’s Institute is grateful for its local communities; the support of the community has helped to make amazing things happen for amazing kids, and the organization embraces and encourages opportunities for learning and collaboration.