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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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  • The famous dead yield only murky diagnoses

    The claims are everywhere: on posters and T-shirts, on the Internet and in books, even sometimes headlining the national news. Thomas Jefferson's eccentricities were actually a form of autism. Albert Einstein's genius flourished despite a learning...
  • The Umpire's Sons

    The Umpire's Sons
    The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...
  • Autism Treatment For Under-Threes Is Key, But Diagnosis Is Tough

    Most children with autism are well past their fourth birthday by the time they're diagnosed with the condition, according to new government data. Their parents and teachers may have raised red flags earlier, but it takes months or years to confirm...
  • Feds to help pay for tracking devices for autistic children

    NEW YORK -- The tragic case of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old with autism who was found dead three months after running away from school, prompted Justice Department officials this week to expand a program to help parents obtain tracking devices for...
  • Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son

    Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son
    Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
  • Running away common with autism

    Running away common with autism
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Almost half of children with autism in a new study had run away at least once - and many of them were missing long enough to cause concern. Researchers found that kids most often wandered off from their home, school or a...
  • AAUW Used book sale

    The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual fall used book sale Thursday, Oct 18, and Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym of the Arc of Washington...
  • Treasure sale

    The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present its 13th annual Treasure Sale Nov. 2 and 3. The preview reception will be Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments and a silent auction. It costs $20 per person to attend....
  • AAUW to hold used book sale

    AAUW to hold used book sale
    Editor's note: This column was corrected on Oct. 21 at 3:02 p.m. to properly identify Salem Avenue Elementary School teacher Brittany Sprecher in a caption that accompanies the photo of Washington County Deputy Schools Superintendent Boyd Michael’...
  • Zumba offered

    Christ’s Reformed Church will hold a Zumba gold/toning session every Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The church is at 130 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.¬† The dance exercise is for those active seniors who enjoy keeping fit while exercising to...
  • Autism: When Symptoms Appear is Telling

    Autism: When Symptoms Appear is Telling
    Among the most baffling observations about autism is that some children appear to have symptoms early in life while others develop normally and then regress prior to age 3. Still others have mild developmental delays then experience a plateau in...
  • Florida Hospital to hold ADHD conference on Wednesday

     
    If you've got a child with ADHD — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 18, when Florida Hospital will hold a town hall meeting in Orlando, featuring¬†one of the nation's experts on ADHD. Dr. Martha...