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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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  • 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...
  • Two Schaefer Foundation trustees seek to oust third

    Two Schaefer Foundation trustees seek to oust third
    William Donald Schaefer wanted three people — a friend, an aide and a lawyer — to lead the charitable foundation created in his name. Two of the three apparently have other plans. Years before his death in April, Schaefer designated Gene...
  • Baldwin woman raises money for Kennedy Krieger

    Baldwin resident Vickie Rosellini sure knows how to throw a party. To celebrate her 60th birthday, she rented out the club level at M&T Bank Stadium on June 25, and offered music, dancing, silent and live auctions and food. But the night wasn't about...
  • Holiday events

    HOLIDAY EVENTS NOVEMBER NOV. 19 - 21 FIRST ANNUAL WreathFEST Neighborhood: Brooklyn Park Area When: Nov. 19: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 20: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Nov. 21: noon- 5 p.m. (winners announced at 1 p.m.) Venue: Chesapeake Arts Center 194 Hammonds Lane,...
  • From Sun Magazine: Earliest intervention

    From Sun Magazine: Earliest intervention
    When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper. They're part of the same crew that,...
  • Kennedy Krieger program trains parents to foster children with special needs

    Kennedy Krieger program trains parents to foster children with special needs
    For Jason and Hollie Costa, falling in love with feisty 5-year-old Daeonna Smith was the easy part. Deciding whether to parent a child with special needs, however, tested their resolve. The Columbia couple didn't know anything about spina bifida, the...
  • Rockburn Elementary event helps student in need

    Rockburn Elementary event helps student in need
    On a windy, sunny morning at Rockburn Elementary School, third-graders burst out of the building and down the hill behind the school, rushing to the recreation field and toward a familiar face: that of their classmate, Ava Conklin. Ava sat waiting for...
  • Test offers red flag for autism at 6 months

    A simple “pull-to-sit” test on infants at six months old may help doctors predict autismand other delays, a new study has found. The study by Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers looked at infants at high genetic risk for autism and found...
  • Center for autistic students to get new school building

    After 57 years of providing special education services for children with autism out of a historic Ellicott City mansion, the Linwood Center is finally getting a real school. "We have run out of room here," Linwood executive director Bill Moss said...
  • More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets

    More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets
    Ask patients in some area hospitals which caregivers they most look forward to seeing, and they'll say the ones with hairy faces and bad breath. For Sean Harris, they were his dogs Diesel and Wilson. For Michael Friedman, it was the family pooch,...
  • Good afternoon, Baltimore: Wednesday lunchtime lowdown

    ON THE SITE... Boy, 6, hit by SUV in Odenton: The boy was flown to a nearby hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning. Howard County native wins 2012 Sophie Kerr Prize: Kathryn Manion, a Clarksville native and graduate...