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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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  • For immigrants, legal advice, English class and hope

    For immigrants, legal advice, English class and hope
    Jermin Laviera, an energetic woman with a bright and generous smile, works on the first floor of the Esperanza Center in Southeast Baltimore, which gives her a street-level perspective on the immigrant crisis emanating hundreds of miles away in Central America. Just about every day, undocumented immigrants — parents with children, children without parents — walk through Esperanza's front door on South Broadway.
  • Refused by insurance company, Gambrills parents fight to keep son alive

    Refused by insurance company, Gambrills parents fight to keep son alive
    Catherine and Michael Smith have added onto their Gambrills home since they first moved there in 2004, but the work didn’t include a fancy pool or an enclosed deck. The Smith home is now equipped with a wheelchair ramp and stair lift. The...

    New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

    New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills
    Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier. The Shafer Center, a school in Owings Mills for autistic...

    Watkins receives plaque from Kennedy Krieger

    Watkins receives plaque from Kennedy Krieger
    Carroll County resident Tim Watkins, received a plaque from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in honor of his work for their Cerebral Palsy Kinetic Connections program in June. Watkins is the president and chief executive officer of Baltimore-based...

    Lead-paint study sparks debate over experiments with children

    Lead-paint study sparks debate over experiments with children
    How do public health experts handle research when they know they cannot offer subjects the best medical treatment possible — only "less than the best" solutions? It poses serious ethical issues, especially when children are involved in the...