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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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  • Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents

    Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents
    After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl. She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80

    Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80
    Patricia Modell, a successful TV and film actress in the 1950s and '60s who became a well-known philanthropist in Baltimore with her husband, former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, died Wednesday at the age of 80. Mrs. Modell was admitted two weeks ago to...
  • How lovely are thy branches

    How lovely are thy branches
    True, they only adorn our homes for a few weeks. And yes, when the day comes to take them down, we'll curse all the impossible-to-vacuum needles they leave behind on the carpet. But Christmas trees are beautiful and signify the most joyous time of the...
  • Hugo Moser, 82; neurologist's portrayal in `Lorenzo's Oil' belied his real character

    Dr. Hugo Moser, the prominent neurologist who was vilified in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil" but who was known as a compassionate and energetic researcher by the parents of hundreds of children with the rare neurological disease known as adrenoleukodystrophy,...
  • Four autism treatments that worry physicians

    Four autism treatments that worry physicians
    Four that worry physicians The Chicago Tribune examined four treatments in depth. Medical experts said that the therapies have not been proved to help children with autism and that each also carries risks. IVIG treatment What it is: Antibodies...
  • Featherstone looking to go from takedowns to knockouts

    Featherstone looking to go from takedowns to knockouts
    When Jake Smith first saw former wrestler Jerome Featherstone Jr. working out six months ago at the Baltimore Boxing Club, the veteran trainer and promoter spotted his talent immediately. "The way he trained was unbelievable," Smith said. "I saw him...
  • State's lax oversight puts fragile children at risk

    There were warning signs in the months before 11-year-old Arthur Lee Wiley became deathly ill. The severely disabled boy was kept in bed so long he moaned in pain. He suffered a broken leg for reasons no one has ever determined. By February 2002, his...
  • 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...
  • U.S. eases constraints on Hopkins

    A federal agency lifted a suspension of human medical research at the Johns Hopkins University yesterday but frustrated school officials by imposing severe restrictions that will likely delay full resumption of research for months. While regulators...
  • OHRP letter to Hopkins on decision to suspend funding

    FOR US POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERY: FOR HAND DELIVERY OR EXPRESS MAIL: Office for Human Research Protections Office for Human Research Protections 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01 National Institutes of Health...