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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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  • Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, pediatrician and psychiatrist

    Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, pediatrician and psychiatrist
    Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, a pediatrician and psychiatrist who was the founder and director of the division of child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Aug. 5 of a heart attack while vacationing in Bethany Beach, Del. The longtime...
  • Maria G. Zannino, funeral director

    Maria G. Zannino, funeral director
    Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80. "Maria was so...
  • Grand Prix of Baltimore festivities kick off with charity work

    Grand Prix of Baltimore festivities kick off with charity work
    This is going to be a busy weekend for us, but it’s also going to be a fun one. The Grand Prix of Baltimore is something we look forward to every year, and I’m glad to be in town and getting an early start. The weekend starts with one a...
  • Harford sheriff's deputy recognized for community service

    Harford sheriff's deputy recognized for community service
    A Harford County Sheriff's deputy was recognized this week for his community service by the Maryland Sheriff's Association. DFC Shawn Forton, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned as a K-9 officer at the Harford County Detention Center,...
  • Michael L. Malin, worked with autistic children

    Michael L. Malin, worked with autistic children
    Michael Laban Malin, a manager for a Kennedy Krieger Institute program for autistic children who was recalled for his outgoing personality, died of brain cancer Tuesday at his mother's North Baltimore home. He was 34 and lived with his family in Canton....
  • Work out for a good cause

    Work out for a good cause
    October is a great month for outdoor sports in Maryland, a time when the crisp air and fall foliage make running or cycling especially enjoyable. Nonprofits have recognized the appeal of this season and created many events that give athletes a chance to...
  • Handcycler Wells says Baltimore Marathon is 'a race against myself'

    Handcycler Wells says Baltimore Marathon is 'a race against myself'
    Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November. Now paralyzed below the waist, Wells, of Abingdon, will race in the handcycle event, perched in a three-wheeler...
  • Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame inducting six members

    Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame inducting six members
    The 11th annual "Celebration of Sports" is being held Oct. 15 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center and, as part of the festivities, a new class is being inducted into the Community Sports Hall of Fame. This year's six inductees will join an...
  • Pedal power brings fight against rare disease to Davidsonville

    Al DeCesaris turned his bicycle off Central Avenue and into the parking lot of Davidsonville Elementary School and pedaled about 100 yards before he was greeted by a band of loud, cheering fourth-graders carrying homemade signs and posters. DeCesaris,...
  • Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

    Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam --  and takes on a whole new sport
    On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
  • Alcuin H. 'Al' Krebs, teacher

    Alcuin H. 'Al' Krebs, teacher
    Alcuin H. "Al" Krebs, a retired Baltimore public schools reading resource teacher and World War II combat Marine, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Brightwood assisted living in Catonsville. He was 86. The son of a lithographer and a homemaker,...
  • Super Bowl-bound Ravens fans snap up flights, hotels

    Super Bowl-bound Ravens fans snap up flights, hotels
    New Orleans may be the Big Easy, but for Ravens fans following their team to the Super Bowl next month, it's also likely to be a Big Expense. "I think we got the last hotel room in the city. It has a full two stars, and it's $600 a night," Ravens fan...