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Overview

of Programs & Services

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The Institute’s therapeutic garden is an ideal setting for rehabilitation, restoration, and relaxation.


With locations throughout the Baltimore–Washington area, students and patients receive the best care possible locally,


Finding the Keys to Unlock Their Potential For more than 75 years, our renowned doctors, researchers, therapists, and educators have been finding the keys children and young adults need to unlock their potential and succeed in family, school, and community life. An internationally recognized institution, Kennedy Krieger cares for more than 20,000 individuals annually through a focus on: Patient Care—An interdisciplinary team of specialists works together to evaluate, diagnose, and create individualized treatment plans to guide patients and families throughout all stages of care. Research and Professional Training—Our innovative research and professional training programs are leading the effort to advance understanding, prevention, and treatment of disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Special Education—We offer school-based, hospitalbased, and recreational programs designed to unlock the potential inside our students, and share our knowledge with educators everywhere through training and consulting services. Community Initiatives—We are committed to helping people with developmental disabilities achieve their potential and enjoy success in community life by providing access to resources, services, and model programs.

Kennedy Krieger is dedicated to ensuring that across the country, and around the world.


Patient Care We believe that early identification, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of disabilities are key to maximizing potential and preventing major problems throughout a child’s life. By bringing all disciplines— science, medicine, therapy, and education—to bear on the problems and injuries that affect a child’s development, our interdisciplinary approach brings together professionals from various fields to create treatment plans tailored to the special needs of each child. In addition, we offer a full continuum of care, including inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, and community- and home-based services. Our experience gives us an unparalleled understanding of developmental disabilities, which allows us to provide the highest quality of care for patients, ensuring success at home and in their communities. Please visit KennedyKrieger.org/PatientCare for more information.


“It was wonderful to find all the services my son needed in one place from a team of professionals working together. Kennedy Krieger has a special place in my heart.” – Mother of patient

Our Areas of Specialization We provide patient care through a comprehensive range of developmental, behavioral, and rehabilitation programs for children and young adults. Our areas of specialization include:  utism spectrum disorders A Behavioral disorders • Bone disorders • Brain injury and concussion • Cerebral palsy • Communication disorders • Developmental disorders • Down syndrome • Feeding disorders • Learning disorders • Muscular dystrophy • Rehabilitation • Sleep disorders • Spina bifida • Spinal cord injury and paralysis • Sturge-Weber syndrome • •


Research Kennedy Krieger’s scientists and researchers are leaders in the worldwide effort to prevent and treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Through the years, our work has yielded answers that have revolutionized patient care. Kennedy Krieger is breaking new ground with innovative magnetic resonance imaging technology that allows our scientists to observe the brain at the most microscopic level, so we can better understand how brain function affects neurological disorders and development. Meanwhile, scientists at Kennedy Krieger continue to investigate critical areas, such as the role of genetics in developmental disorders, and in the process, develop new treatment models. Our investigators swiftly translate new research findings to patient care. And we’re sharing our knowledge through professional training and program models that can be adapted by other healthcare organizations to benefit patients across the country and around the world. Please visit KennedyKrieger.org/Research for more information.


Professional Training Kennedy Krieger dedicates substantial resources to increasing the numbers of qualified specialists in the fields of neurological and developmental disabilities. With the Institute’s support, our faculty and staff stay abreast of the latest advancements in their fields. We also take seriously our responsibility not only to improve care through research, but to share that knowledge with others. That’s why, each year, hundreds of individuals come here to train with renowned experts in such disciplines as audiology, child neurology, child psychiatry, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, orthopedics, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, psychology, social work, special education, and speech and language. By training future generations of researchers and professionals—from undergraduate students to current staff—we are ensuring that children everywhere can receive the best possible care. Please visit KennedyKrieger.org/Training for more information.

“Kennedy Krieger’s research and training efforts are playing a crucial role in the future of developmental disability medicine by helping to improve the lives of not only its own patients, but individuals around the world.” – Research trainee


Special Education Whether at our nationally recognized day school, partnership programs with public school systems, or any of our other locations throughout the Baltimore– Washington region, we strive to provide students with complex disabilities with the innovative and customized approaches they need to succeed.

“Out of all the places she’s been, this is the program that really seems to bring out the knowledge she has and to bring out what’s there.” – Grandparent of student


A national leader in the field of autism education, Kennedy Krieger draws students from around the world and offers a variety of programs in classroom and work-based learning settings that are specifically designed for students with autism spectrum disorders. For children with intensive therapeutic needs following a serious illness or injury, our programs help them successfully transition back into home, community, and school life. In addition to teaching our own students, we share our knowledge through training, consulting services, and our work with the public school systems throughout the region, so that educators everywhere have the keys they need to help these students unlock their potential. Please visit KennedyKrieger.org/SpecialEducation for more information.


Community Initiatives For the children and families we serve, Kennedy Krieger’s role extends far beyond the clinic or classroom and directly into the communities where they live. We’re committed to sharing our knowledge throughout our communities, across the country, and around the world. By increasing awareness and breaking down societal barriers, we believe that all people with developmental disabilities can achieve their potential. And by offering a wide range of community-oriented programs, projects, and services, Kennedy Krieger can play an important and long-term role in their success.

“What this program did for me and my son meant a lot. Without their help, I would never have received the public assistance and services my child needed.” – Parent


The cornerstone of these efforts is the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Through the Center’s focus on professional training, community service, research, and information dissemination, we are working with our community partners to create opportunities and sustain change. Please visit KennedyKrieger.org/Community for more information.


Patient Care Programs & Services Inpatient Pediatric Units Feeding Disorders Unit Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU) Rehabilitation Unit—Brain Injury, Pain Rehabilitation, Post-orthopedic Surgery, and Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Centers, Programs, and Services International Adoption Clinic Albright Clinic Aquatic Therapy Program Assistive Technology Clinic Audiology Program Center for Autism and Related Disorders Barth Syndrome Clinic Behavior Management Clinic Bone Disorders Program Brachial Plexus Clinic Brain Injury Outpatient Clinics Brain Injury Responsiveness Program Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine Child and Family Support Program Child and Family Therapy Clinic Community Rehabilitation Program Constraint-Induced and Bimanual Therapy Program Cranial Cervical Clinic Deafness-Related Evaluations Clinic Center for Development and Learning Developmental Cognitive Neurology Clinic Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center Pediatric Epilepsy and Neuropsychiatry Program Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Program Focused Interdisciplinary Therapy Program Fragile X Clinic Healthy Lifestyles Therapy Program Center for Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations Intrathecal Baclofen Program

For a complete listing of all diagnoses, disorders, programs, an call 888-554-2080, TTY 443-923-2645, or Maryland Relay 711.


Limb Differences Clinic Moser Center for Leukodystrophies Military Behavioral Health Services Movement Disorders Program Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders Neurobehavioral Outpatient Program Neurology and Developmental Medicine Program Neurology and Neurogenetics Clinic Clinical Neurophysiology Clinic and Laboratory Neuropsychology Outpatient Clinics Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic NICU Follow-up Clinic Nutrition Clinic Occupational Therapy Clinic Orthopedic Clinic Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Clinic Physical Therapy Clinic Pediatric Psychology and Consultation Clinic Psychiatric Mental Health Program Seating Clinic Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic Sleep Disorders Clinic and Laboratory Specialized Transition Program (STP) Speech and Language Clinic Philip A. Keelty Center for Spina Bifida and Related Conditions International Center for Spinal Cord Injury Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic Weight Management Program Continuums of Care Continuums allow patients to be seen through all stages of care, including 24-hour inpatient programs, day treatment, home- and community-based services, and outpatient programs. They include Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Neurobehavioral Disorders, and Pediatric Rehabilitation (brain injury, pain rehabilitation, postorthopedic surgery, and spinal cord injury).

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Research/Training Programs & Services Interactive Autism Network: Research Project F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging Brain Injury Clinical Research Center Clinical Trials Unit Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Research Training in Rehabilitation for Brain Injury and Neurological Disabilities Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE-UP) Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) Training Initiatives

Special Education Programs & Services Lifeskills and Education for Students with Autism and other Pervasive Behavioral Challenges (LEAP) Montgomery County Autism School Program Special Education Consulting and Training High School Career and Technology Center International Student and Visitor Program Lower/Middle School Programs Public/Private Partnership Programs

Community Programs & Services Interactive Autism Network: Community Project Southeast Baltimore Early Head Start Family Support Services Program, including Kodem Kol: Supporting the Orthodox Jewish Community Primeros Pasos: Supporting the Latino Community Therapeutic Foster Care Program Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) PACT: Specialized Child Care, Family Support, and Parent Training Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) Resource Finder Specialized Health Needs Interagency Collaboration (SHNIC) Physically Challenged Sports & Recreation Program


Appointments & Referrals To schedule an appointment, ask questions, or get information about Kennedy Krieger Institute programs and services, please contact our Care Management Office at one of the numbers below. Care Management Office: Toll-free: 1-888-554-2080 Baltimore area: 443-923-9400 General Information: 443-923-9200 TTY: 443-923-2645 MD Relay: 711 707 North Broadway Baltimore, Maryland 21205 KennedyKrieger.org/Appointments

Physicians & Healthcare Professionals Through our physician referral line, our Care Management team can identify and provide information on appropriate clinical programs, handle referrals, obtain consultations with Institute physicians, and schedule appointments for patients. Please call 443-923-9403 or visit KennedyKrieger.org/Referrals.

Kennedy Krieger Institute recognizes and respects the rights of patients and their families and treats them with courtesy and dignity. Care is provided in a manner that preserves cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and personal values, beliefs, and preferences. We encourage patients and families to become active partners in their care by asking questions, requesting resources, and advocating for the services and support they need. 112015


Your Support is the Key to Unlocking a Child’s Potential Whether you’re a parent, donor, volunteer, or friend of the Institute, you play a critical role in helping children with special needs unlock their potential. Through individual, corporate, in-kind, matching, or planned giving, our donors make an important difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. HelpKids.KennedyKrieger.org

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Receive Our Publications Learn about news, advancements, success stories, and events in Potential magazine or our donor e-newsletter, Unlocking Potential. KennedyKrieger.org/Publications

Visit Us Online Join, follow, watch, listen, and share at KennedyKrieger.org/Connect.

Attend Our Events To attend events like Festival of Trees and ROAR for Kids, or to learn how to create one of your own, visit KennedyKrieger.org/Events.

Volunteer Your Time and Talents KennedyKrieger.org/Volunteer

Overview of Programs & Services at Kennedy Krieger Institute  

This brochure provides an overview of the programs and services at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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