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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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  • Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

    Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent
    Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family moved back to North Carolina, but she was destined to return to Howard County — after an extended academic detour took her from undergrad at Yale to University of North Carolina Medical School, to a pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. and earning a master’s degree in public health from Harvard.
  • The Ivy hotel was once home to prominent city businessman

    The Ivy hotel was once home to prominent city businessman
    The 1889 mansion at Calvert and Biddle streets has recently made a visual statement, sporting a much-needed cleaning, with sparkling windows and glossy black paint on the window frames. There's new copper trim work, too, but alas, we'll have to wait...

    There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season

    There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season
    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our...

    Kangaroo Kids jumping for joy at opportunity to take part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Kangaroo Kids jumping for joy at opportunity to take part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    As the 16 jump rope athletes headed into their 12th lap around the quarter-mile track at Howard High School — their ropes twirling, whirring and slapping in rhythm — the head coach of the Kangaroo Kids was ecstatic. "Just look at them!...

    For the Coyle family, Festival of Trees has new meaning

    For the Coyle family, Festival of Trees has new meaning
    Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual Festival of Trees fundraiser was a family tradition for Mary Lou and John Coyle long before the birth of their son, John III, nine years ago. It began when John Coyle's parents' bakery, Herman's Bakery, was a vendor at...