Since 1950
physician referral

About US

At Siskin Children's Institute, our goal is to make life better for children with special needs and their families. Watch our video to find out how:

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Siskin Children's Institute achieves its mission through education, pediatric healthcare services, home & community-based programs and outreach services in the field of developmental disabilities. 

  • Education
    Our Siskin Early Learning Center provides a high quality preschool  education to young children with and without disabilities,  including children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, chromosomal abnormality and brain injury. All  children learn and play side-by-side in an environment  that celebrates the accomplishments of every child.
  • Health Care
    Our Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics a regional  developmental pediatric center with two board certified  developmental behavioral pediatricians. Children are referred  to the center for medical, psychological and cognitive assessment, diagnosis and treatment,  including physical, occupational, speech and language and other therapies as well as  counseling and social skills groups.
  • Home Visiting
    Our Home & Community-Based Early Intervention program is designed to help parents, other caregivers and children with special needs gain the knowledge and confidence they need to be successful in life. Through visits with an early interventionist, the family receives information, support, guidance and consultation about improving the child’s quality of life and the family’s. It’s a program that can be provided in the home, child care center, the park or other natural settings in the community.
  • Outreach
    Our Siskin Outreach Services provide disability information to families, college students and professionals through a dynamic array of programs that weave through the Institute’s other areas of focus. Outreach Services offer a lending library, family support and training and consultation services for professionals in fields related to early childhood development