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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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  • Two killed, two shot and one stabbed on Halloween in city

    Two men were killed, two others were shot and a fifth man was stabbed on Halloween night in the city. About 8:16 p.m., police found a 32-year-old man shot in the torso near his home in the 5300 block of Carriage Court in the Westgate neighborhood of...
  • Herbert W. "Bill" Acker, accounting executive

    Herbert W. "Bill" Acker, accounting executive
    Herbert W. "Bill" Acker, a retired Price Waterhouse Coopers LLD regional managing partner, died Friday of kidney cancer at his Stone House Farm in Churchville. He was 70. Herbert William Acker — who was known as H. William "Bill" Acker —...
  • Md. regent said to have used controversial therapy for autism

    Md. regent said to have used controversial therapy for autism
    Two years after a Maryland doctor lost his medical license for using a controversial treatment for autistic patients, the state Board of Physicians has suspended his business partner for allegedly writing the same dangerous prescription for several...
  • Nancy Grasmick joins Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Former State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick has joined the staff of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a renowned special education and research institution, where she will lead a new Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education.  The...
  • Autistic boy, 11, handcuffed on school bus in Howard

    Howard County school officials are investigating an incident involving an 11-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed by police officers on a school bus after he allegedly bit several adults and students. The child, who does not speak and has limited...
  • Benjamin C. Whitten, city educator

    Benjamin C. Whitten, city educator
    Benjamin C. Whitten, a prominent Baltimore educator and community activist who served as president of the Baltimore Urban League, died Sept. 21 of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Morgan Park resident was 89. "Ben was a true giant in the...
  • State looks to remove autism panelist with links to suspended doctor

    State looks to remove autism panelist with links to suspended doctor
    A day after Dr. Mark Geier's medical license was suspended in Maryland over allegations of putting children with autism at risk, state officials were seeking to remove his son from a state commission that advises the governor on the disorder. The...
  • Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents

    Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents
    After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl. She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
  • Kids make up largest group with traumatic brain injuries

    Kids make up largest group with traumatic brain injuries
    Austin Story doesn't remember the late-summer outing at a friend's lakefront home in New Jersey, or the rocks he climbed near a waterfall. Or how he lost his footing and, as his horrified mother looked on, fell about 50 feet. The 14-year-old lay...
  • Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80

    Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80
    Patricia Modell, a successful TV and film actress in the 1950s and '60s who became a well-known philanthropist in Baltimore with her husband, former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, died Wednesday at the age of 80. Mrs. Modell was admitted two weeks ago to...
  • How lovely are thy branches

    How lovely are thy branches
    True, they only adorn our homes for a few weeks. And yes, when the day comes to take them down, we'll curse all the impossible-to-vacuum needles they leave behind on the carpet. But Christmas trees are beautiful and signify the most joyous time of the...
  • Featherstone looking to go from takedowns to knockouts

    Featherstone looking to go from takedowns to knockouts
    When Jake Smith first saw former wrestler Jerome Featherstone Jr. working out six months ago at the Baltimore Boxing Club, the veteran trainer and promoter spotted his talent immediately. "The way he trained was unbelievable," Smith said. "I saw him...