DDC Clinic – Center for Special Needs Children is a non-profit primary care and research facility serving patients with complex medical needs. Located in Middlefield, Ohio, we have been recognized internationally for our state-of-the-art genetic research impacting broad-based health concerns such as heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with special needs caused by rare genetic disorders. Founded in 1998 by five local Amish families committed to helping tomorrow’s special children, we now serve over 1,000 patient families in 30 states and several foreign countries.
Our clinic is a unique collaboration of the Amish and non-Amish communities, dedicated doctors and researchers all working together to find answers for parents and treatments for children. The clinic was built on the ‘medical home’ concept defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. We provide comprehensive and personalized medical care for special children with over 70 different rare conditions.
Our in-house certified clinical genetics laboratory provides rapid, high quality and affordable testing. We conduct patient centered research – always seeking faster diagnoses, better understanding and improved treatments for our children.
We offer personalized education and support services for patient families. No family is ever turned away based on ability to pay.
DDC Clinic’s medical services concentrate on three critical areas:
DDC Clinic is a model of high-quality health care and cost containment. Genetic testing and counseling, newborn screening and early diagnosis all dramatically reduce the costs associated with genetic and metabolic disorders.
As a non-profit organization, DDC Clinic would not exist without the generosity of our donors. We are mindful that we have a responsibility to be watchful stewards of all contributions. 86 cents of every dollar spent at DDC Clinic goes to program-related services.