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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 Frankie's sake, Lutherville family rallies for autism awareness

    For Frankie's sake, Lutherville family rallies for autism awareness
    When Lutherville resident Peter Waldron says that the annual ROAR for Autism fundraiser, set for Sunday, April 29, at Oregon Ridge, is much more than a bike ride, he's speaking from experience. "It's an annual celebration for us to get together with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rawlings-Blake donates Orioles skybox tickets to 27 nonprofits, schools

    Rawlings-Blake donates Orioles skybox tickets to 27 nonprofits, schools
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has donated use of her office's skybox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to 27 nonprofit or charitable organizations this year, including her daughter's school, according to a list provided by the mayor's office. The Parent...
  • Positive signs in Mason-Hale's road to recovery

    Positive signs in Mason-Hale's road to recovery
    For Chris Mason-Hale, healing comes in very small stages, sometimes so small he can't even see them. Since suffering a paralyzing spinal cord injury in a Western Tech football game 14 months ago, he has come a long way. But progress is excruciatingly...
  • The Tax Day deals cometh

     
    Sotto Sopra and P.F. Chang's, two restaurants with little in common, both have Tax Day specials planned for April 15.First, the Sotto Sopra "Dollar Pasta Night." Make a donation to the Kennedy Krieger Institute and dine on one of nine......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City researchers to take part in autism study

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in what's being called one of the largest studies to examine the early causes of autism. While other studies have asked if autism is caused solely by genetics or only by...
  • Md. researchers joining major study on causes of autism

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute are joining in what is being called one of the largest studies to examine early causes of autism. Medical experts have been trying for years to unravel why children develop autism. Is it...