The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential®
is a nonprofit, federally tax-exempt educational organization that has been serving children and teaching parents from around the world since 1955.
The goal of The Institutes is to significantly raise the ability of all children intellectually, physically, and socially.
The Institutes accomplishes this goal by teaching parents how to create an enriched environment at home, where they can teach their children in a relaxed and happy way.
The Institutes work began with brain-injured children, many of whom had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay, Down syndrome, learning problems, and a host of other symptomatic labels. In order to find new solutions for these children, the new field of child brain development was created.
As new methods were discovered, the hurt children being seen at The Institutes began to improve. A significant number were even able to catch up and go beyond their well peers intellectually, physically, or socially. This clearly demonstrated that hurt children were not hopeless, as previously had been assumed, but instead could be helped. It also proved that well children were not as well as they ought to be.
The Institutes has spent over half a century pioneering new ways of making all children more capable and more confident. Today The Institutes is internationally known for its pioneering work on behalf of hurt children and its Gentle Revolution to help all children achieve excellence.
The Institutes has been privileged to visit and study children in some of the most primitive places on earth and in some of the worlds most sophisticated capitals.
The programs of The Institutes, and the methods and materials used to implement them, are the result of daily experience with more that twenty-five thousand children and their parents.
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential has branches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Kobe and Tokyo, Japan; Fauglia, Italy; and Aguascalientes, Mexico. These are the only branches of The Institutes. The world headquarters of The Institutes is outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The Institutes is funded by tuitions and donations.