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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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  • Schaefer's aquarium mermaid tells her tale, three decades later

    Schaefer's aquarium mermaid tells her tale, three decades later
    She had won a string of beauty pageants — and was the original St. Pauli Girl of beer advertising fame — so Debbie Walker, a blond model from Washington, D.C., was accustomed to her fair share of attention. But she'd never seen anything like...
  • Decorating tree for annual fundraiser adds to Christmas spirit

    Decorating tree for annual fundraiser adds to Christmas spirit
    From what Laura Evans has been told, she has been attending Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees every year since she was in a stroller. A holiday tradition for her family, the Catonsville resident thought the festival, with its collection of...
  • Newsmakers: Sparks, Phoenix residents recognized

    David Garbarino, of Sparks, was appointed in September to a three-year term to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. With more than 13 years in the finance industry, Garbarino serves as the Baltimore area executive and senior...
  • Connecting the social and the spatial

    Connecting the social and the spatial
    Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
  • Women outnumbering men on race day

    Women outnumbering men on race day
    Freedom Green is a full-time mom with four young children and a husband whose job has him working 20-hour days. That is why she runs. "There are times when I need to get away, so that I don't flip out," says Green, 40, of Owings Mills. "I don't want...
  • Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival

    Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival
    Erin Michael ran the relay race in the Baltimore Running Festival last year and saw a few disabled racers — but thought there could be more. The 29-year-old therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute encouraged and then helped train nine patients who...
  • City school board elects new vice chairman

    The Baltimore city school recently elected David Stone, who once headed up the city's charter school office and is serving his second term as a commissioner, second-in-command of the district last week. He takes over for longtime board member, Jerrelle...
  • Hug made major contributions to Baltimore's institutions

    Hug made major contributions to Baltimore's institutions
    The obituary for Richard E. Hug (May 7) fell far short of honoring the legacy of a man who dedicated so many years to helping make Baltimore's non-profits better able to fulfill their missions. While the obit focused on Dick's political fundraising,...
  • Bel Air honors Harford Day students

    Bel Air honors Harford Day students
    The members of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners honored two Harford Day School students Monday for their dedication to the arts, their studies and the community. Avery Riedel and Klia Trintis, both eighth-graders, received Student Achievement...
  • Autism fundraiser a family affair for Carreras of Towson

    Autism fundraiser a family affair for Carreras of Towson
    Towson resident Melanie Carrera said it was "divine intervention" that brought a researcher from the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders into her home and helped diagnose her son, Brent, with an autism spectrum disorder....
  • A ROAR of support in Roland Park for national Autism Awareness Month

    A ROAR of support in Roland Park for national Autism Awareness Month
    Sitting at the kitchen counter, playing a game on his mother's cellphone, Nick Brooks looked like any other 13-year-old, except for an occasional hand clap and the burbles that his brothers affectionately call "Nicky noises." Soon, he got bored with the...
  • Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs

    Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs
    Data entry is repetitive and hard to do well — that is, quickly and accurately. Shane Foley is great at it. The 21-year-old Ellicott City man works on two computer screens, eyeing images of handwritten sheets on one and clicking the information...