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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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  • United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland names three women to board of directors

    United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, a nonprofit organization with locations in Arbutus and Halethorpe to support individuals with disabilities achieve independence and productivity, name these women to its board of directors: • Vanessa Jones,...
  • Bullying suit against city schools goes to trial

    A city jury heard opening statements Thursday in a $1.3 million lawsuit in which parents allege that the school system was grossly negligent and failed to prevent their two children, including a special-needs student, from being bullied. School system...
  • Health

    As the population of Howard County has grown, so have the health care resources available to residents. Over the past decade, Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest health maintenance organization, opened a 17,500-square-foot center in Columbia...
  • 100 things we love about Baltimore -- Printable list

    100 things we love about Baltimore -- Printable list
    A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
  • Man gets 54 years for shootings outside Hopkins Hospital

    A man who opened fire outside Johns Hopkins Hospital in September 2009, injuring a bystander, was sentenced Wednesday to 54 years in prison, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office announced. Timothy Gaskins, 44, fired five shots that day, striking a...
  • The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix

    The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix
    Steven Wehner had overcome dyslexia, a stint in jail on drug charges and the loss of his repair shop on Martha's Vineyard. Living in the basement of his mother's Rodgers Forge home, he set his sights on his biggest challenge yet: Bringing an IndyCar...
  • Scientists acting out

    Scientists acting out
    The opening scene went something like this: Setting: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab building 17 cafeteria -- Fall 2009 Rocket Scientist #1: I do community theater. Rocket Scientist #2: I almost minored in theater in college. Rocket Scientist #1:...
  • Minority toddlers with autism being diagnosed later than white kids

    Minority toddlers have more language, communication and gross motor skill delays than white toddlers, according to a new study from Kennedy Krieger Institute. Previous research concluded that children of African American, Hispanic and Asian descent...
  • Linda Schuberth

    Linda Schuberth, a senior occupational therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute who helped children overcome swallowing and feeding issues, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, March 5 at her Homeland home. She...
  • The Tax Day deals cometh

     
    Sotto Sopra and P.F. Chang's, two restaurants with little in common, both have Tax Day specials planned for April 15.First, the Sotto Sopra "Dollar Pasta Night." Make a donation to the Kennedy Krieger Institute and dine on one of nine......
  • Baltimore City resources

    Baltimore City Government http://www.baltimorecity.gov/ Mayor Sheila Dixon http://www.baltimorecity.gov/mayor/ Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/ Baltimore City Government Resources Baltimore City 311...
  • Autism activists unmoved

    For years, the scientific evidence has been accumulating. The latest, published this week, once again showed that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative long used in childhood vaccines, does not cause the neurological disorders associated with the U.S....