The Clinic for Special Children is designed to be a comprehensive medical practice—a place where children and adults with complex genetic diseases can receive the primary care they need in an accessible, comfortable, informed, and nurturing environment. Our primary, though not exclusive focus, is on treating the uninsured Amish and Mennonite communities of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Currently, we serve about 1,200 patients with over 400 known disorders including maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), glutaric acidemia (GA-1), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and propionic acidemia.
Office visits are conducted in our timber frame building in Strasburg, PA. Inpatient treatment is primarily provided at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) and Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware, where our physicians can attend inpatient treatment. We also offer on-site, limited subspecialty services for our patients though our collaborative partnerships.
- Amino acid quantitation
- Consultation services
- Diagnostic genetic testing
- Dietary support
- Genetic carrier screening
- Genetic counseling and education
- Palliative Care | Cherished Lives
- Routine immunizations
- Well care and sick visits
- Behavioral Therapy
- Wheelchair Fittings
Help us to continue to provide patients with timely, affordable and effective care!
Our clinic serves as a trusted medical home for families working to prevent and treat genetic illness in their children. Serving predominantly Amish and Mennonite families, the sturdy, timber-framed building was "raised" by the hands of those in the Anabaptist community outside of Strasburg, PA. Inside the clinic is filled with an array of high-tech gene sequencing that allows us to deliver state of the art care in a nurturing environment.