Located in Northeast Ohio, DDC Clinic - Center for Special Needs Children is a non-profit primary care and research facility serving people with special needs caused by rare genetic disorders. The clinic is a unique collaboration connecting the Amish and non-Amish communities, families, medical professionals and research scientists.
The clinic was founded when after many years of frustration trying to find answers for their children, a group of Amish parents with special needs children embarked on a mission. Joining with non-Amish friends who were specialists in Early Intervention, therapy and business, they set out to create a clinic that would provide the comprehensive care their children desperately needed. These children had complicated medical conditions that were extremely difficult and time-consuming to diagnose and treat. Only by creating a unique clinic, one that provided the doctor and staff with the time and resources to dedicate to these children, would they find the answers they were seeking. Click here for Our Story, a scrapbook of the history of DDC Clinic.
DDC Clinic moved into its state-of-the-art facility in Middlefield, Ohio in October of 2009. With the additional resources this new facility offers, DDC Clinic has become more than a clinic; we've become a Center with the ability to reach our community in ways we only dreamed of before. The new facility has a technologically advanced research center, four treatment rooms and a medical laboratory, two classrooms, a conference room, a room for community education and family gatherings, additional office space and space for dental services in the future.
Today 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.