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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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  • Ripken Foundation, Arundel officials create a home field advantage

    Ripken Foundation, Arundel officials create a home field advantage
    Early this past week, Rick Anthony, director of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, went to see the new synthetic turf at Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park in Annapolis before the formal ribbon-cutting held Thursday. "I was blown away," he said....
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  • Letter: Education fund helps fill a need

    In response to Kenneth Mercer's May 22 letter to the editor, people choose to home school or privately educate their children for many reasons. Mercer says the state should not pay for private or home-schooling because the services are available, it's...
  • Kennedy Krieger to build new facility with Weinberg grant

    Kennedy Krieger to build new facility with Weinberg grant
    The campus at Kennedy Krieger Institute in East Baltimore is about to get a little bigger with plans for a new outpatient building to be built in part with an $8 million gift from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Demand for outpatient...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season

    There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season
    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our...
  • For the Coyle family, Festival of Trees has new meaning

    For the Coyle family, Festival of Trees has new meaning
    Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual Festival of Trees fundraiser was a family tradition for Mary Lou and John Coyle long before the birth of their son, John III, nine years ago. It began when John Coyle's parents' bakery, Herman's Bakery, was a vendor at...
  • Kangaroo Kids jumping for joy at opportunity to take part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Kangaroo Kids jumping for joy at opportunity to take part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    As the 16 jump rope athletes headed into their 12th lap around the quarter-mile track at Howard High School — their ropes twirling, whirring and slapping in rhythm — the head coach of the Kangaroo Kids was ecstatic. "Just look at them!...
  • Roland Park Country School to open public charter school

    Roland Park Country School to open public charter school
    Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015. Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to...
  • Determined Monkton teen on road to recovery after beach accident

    Determined Monkton teen on road to recovery after beach accident
    Samantha Elzein, 19, sits on a couch in her family's Monkton home chatting with her sister, 9-year-old Ava, and their mother, Connie. Samantha's dark brown hair frames her face, natural curls bouncing as she talks. She's barefoot with bright pink polish...