Our History & Mission

From its humble beginnings, the Clinic for Special Children has provided a medical home for children with rare genetic diseases.

Starting as a simple partnership between our founders, Dr. Holmes and Caroline Morton, and the Amish and Mennonite communities they served, the clinic has stayed true to its mission from the beginning. We work tirelessly to advance effective treatment of genetic illnesses that would otherwise cause great suffering, through the integrations of genomic research and practical, affordable, medical treatment.

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Our Staff & Board

We are a dedicated team of pediatricians, nurses, scientific researchers, and patient advocates working to provide comprehensive local medical care, integrate science and clinical medicine, and share insights in order to improve the health of children suffering from rare genetic disorders.

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Our Supporters & Collaborators

Our unique work would not be possible without the many sponsors who support us financially, as well as the many academic, medical, and business institutions who partner with us to pool knowledge and solve problems.

Who makes what we do possible

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.

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