CHILD's Mercer Island facility is both a developmental therapy clinic serving children 3-18 and an accredited school for children ages 5-17 who need individualized supports.
CHILD has served some of Puget Sound’s hardest-to-serve and most vulnerable children: those struggling with neurological conditions, psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairments, and a broad spectrum of other learning differences. As a result of these conditions, our children struggle to process information, regulate their bodies and emotions, read social cues and interact with others, and ultimately, to learn effectively. Through our educational and therapeutic programs, children with the most complex learning disabilities gain the skills they need to grow academically, gain self-sufficiency, and progress toward a future characterized by greater opportunity.
The mission of the Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) is to provide innovative school programs and clinical therapies that promote social, emotional, and academic development for children with special needs.