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Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally known facility that focuses on research and education related to pediatric developmental disabilities. Faculty and researchers at Kennedy Krieger focus on various specializations, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, feeding disorders, learning disabilities and spinal cord injuries. Institute experts in various fields provide professional training across the United States and abroad. In addition to ongoing research, the institute operates more than 40 outpatient clinics around Baltimore, inpatient units for several disorders, and community programs to provide services to families. Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department o... Show more »
Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally known facility that focuses on research and education related to pediatric developmental disabilities. Faculty and researchers at Kennedy Krieger focus on various specializations, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, feeding disorders, learning disabilities and spinal cord injuries. Institute experts in various fields provide professional training across the United States and abroad. In addition to ongoing research, the institute operates more than 40 outpatient clinics around Baltimore, inpatient units for several disorders, and community programs to provide services to families. Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Special Education offers day-school programs to students aged 3-21 with a wide range of disabilities at their Fairmount, Greenspring and Montgomery County campuses. The institute also maintains The Resource Network that shares resources and research on development disabilities including autism and related disorders across Maryland. The institute's largest fundraising effort is the Festival of Trees, which displays more than 300 decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, businesses and community groups. Awards are given out and display items are sold, with the proceeds going to Kennedy Krieger Institute research, treatment and education programs. « Show less

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  • Breaking news updates on snowstorm in region

    Breaking news updates on snowstorm in region
    Roof collapses in Southern Maryland Updated 9:53 p.m.: A roof at the St. John School in Hollywood Md., collapsed Saturday destroying six classrooms, the library, the computer lab and offices, said a spokeswoman with The Archdiocese of Washington. A...
  • Breaking updates on snowstorm recovery

    Breaking updates on snowstorm recovery
    -------------------- Transit services coming back slowly Updated at 4:35 p.m. Mass transit service in Maryland was making a slow recovery from the weekend's snowstorm. with light rail offering service to a limited number of stations this afternoon and...
  • Snow still blocked, slowed ways to work

    As crews continued to clear roads, train tracks and runways of packed snow and ice from the weekend blizzard, another storm was expected to pummel the region today, causing headaches for those returning to work. Crews have worked overtime to restore some...
  • Teaching kids to stay in the game

    Teaching kids to stay in the game
    The basketball players settle into drills with the precision and fluidity of a vintage squad - despite the fact that many of them cannot move their bodies from the waist down. Thanks in part to Gerry Herman, they're a wheelchair team to be reckoned...
  • State's lax oversight puts fragile children at risk

    There were warning signs in the months before 11-year-old Arthur Lee Wiley became deathly ill. The severely disabled boy was kept in bed so long he moaned in pain. He suffered a broken leg for reasons no one has ever determined. By February 2002, his...
  • U.S. eases constraints on Hopkins

    A federal agency lifted a suspension of human medical research at the Johns Hopkins University yesterday but frustrated school officials by imposing severe restrictions that will likely delay full resumption of research for months. While regulators...
  • OHRP letter to Hopkins on decision to suspend funding

    FOR US POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY: FOR HAND DELIVERY OR EXPRESS MAIL: Office for Human Research Protections Office for Human Research Protections 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 National Institutes of Health...
  • U.S. halts Hopkins research

    Seven weeks after the death of a young woman in an asthma study, the federal government suspended human medical experiments at the Johns Hopkins University yesterday because of what regulators characterized as widespread lapses in safety procedures....
  • OHRP letter reinstating JHU MPA with restrictions

    Office for Human Research Protections 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 National Institutes of Health (MSC 7507) Rockville, Maryland 20892-7507 July 22, 2001 Edward D. Miller, M.D. Dean and Chief Executive Officer Johns Hopkins Medicine The Johns...
  • The famous dead yield only murky diagnoses

    The claims are everywhere: on posters and T-shirts, on the Internet and in books, even sometimes headlining the national news. Thomas Jefferson's eccentricities were actually a form of autism. Albert Einstein's genius flourished despite a learning...
  • The Umpire's Sons

    The Umpire's Sons
    The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...
  • Gambrills crash victim travels abroad, hoping to walk again

    Gambrills crash victim travels abroad, hoping to walk again
    June 11, 2013 was a normal day for William Watson. The 24-year-old had just finished a sushi dinner in Annapolis before hopping onto his motorcycle to head home to Gambrills. He never made it. A collision with a car landed him in a trauma center....