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that found hope at Siskin Children's Institute. 

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Photo of Michael

"It is this unique experience of the staff at Siskin that helps special needs parents on their child’s journey. I will miss them all when Michael goes on to his next step, but I know that he will be ready due to Siskin’s dedication to kids like my Michael." 

-- Patty, Michael's Mom


Photo of Brooklynn

"I can’t begin to express what an amazing place Siskin Children Institute is for children with special needs.  My Brooklynn is now able to communicate well with her peers and teachers!"

-- Tiara, Brooklynn's Mom 


Photo of Joel

“With Joel’s strong will and the support of Siskin Children’s Institute, nothing will keep him from doing everything he dreams."

-- Wendy, Joel's Mom


"Siskin Children’s Institute has helped us keep going when the going got tough. They have made our lives easier and we thank you for your support and kindness for our family."

-- Betty, Mia's Great Grandmother 

Thatcher & Ellie

"Siskin fosters an environment where all kids benefit from each other's strengths and weaknesses"

-- Cara, Ellie's Mom


"As parents, there is nothing more that we could ask for – there are no words that feel adequate enough to describe the amount of gratitude that we have for the people that are Siskin – the place/the people that care for, cheer for and cherish our Effie as much as we do."

-- April, Effie’s Mom


"Since finding our place at SCI, Peyton has truly blossomed. He has gained mobility, strength, and new abilities, all of which continue to grow."

"As a family we are blessed to know Siskin Children's Institute and call it home!"

-- Whitney, Peyton's Mom


"Siskin brought out the best in Parker and prepared her for an education based on inclusion from kindergarten through high school and beyond."

-- Lee, Parker's Dad


"Because of Siskin, I am learning how I can help Nevaeh learn to communicate and play in different ways. Our therapists are always there to listen and provide resources and information when I need it."

-- Britney, Nevaeh's Mom


"At 18 months old a spot at SCI opened up... during Gracie's first week of school she began to sign and started scooting as a means of mobilizing herself. We were completely amazed!! "

-- Karen, Gracie's Mom


" Jadon has been with the SCI Home Visiting Program for nearly two years and has overcome so many struggles and continues to meet goals and accomplish milestones monthly. "

-- Jennifer, Jadon's Mom


“We feel Siskin Children's Institute has laid the ground work for Reese to have the foundation to accomplish these goals.” 

-- Dominique, Reese's Mom


“We could not be more grateful for the Institute. Because of the Siskin Early Learning Center, we have peace of mind that Reed is getting the best care, individual attention, stimulation and resources that he needs to thrive.”

 -- Katya, Reed's Mom 

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