News & Updates
Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute
A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Alumni Awards
Project HEAL director Maureen Van Stone to be honored at the 7th Annual Alumni Awards and Reunion Reception. Read more.
JANUARY 29, 2014
Ballard Spahr Teams with Kennedy Krieger Institute on Project HEAL
Ballard Spahr, LLP
Ballard Spahr is partnering with ProjectHEAL to help low and moderate-income families who are raising children with disabilities navigate the legal and health care systems. Read more
About the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School
Physicians from across the U.S. discuss how medical-legal partnerships positively impact their patients and clinical practice. Listen to the podcast.
AUGUST 19, 2013
Ben Jackson Spends Summer at the Intersection of Law and Medicine
Penn State Law
Public Interest Law Fellow Ben Jackson '14 spent his summer at Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law), a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Read more.
JULY 2, 2013
Six Hospital Leaders Named to National Awards Program's Advisory Board
Leaders representing six award-winning hospital programs have joined forces as an advisory board for the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. Read more.
Project HEAL Wins National Charitable Services Award
Maryland Bar Journal
At a banquet in Atlanta, Georgia on February 13, 2013, Project HEAL, a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, was named a 2012 Program of Excellence as part of the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. Read more.
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
The Daily Record Names Its 2013 Top 100 Women
The Daily Record
The Daily Record is proud to announce its 2013 Top 100 Women. Since 1996, we’ve recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Read more.
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Project HEAL At Kennedy Krieger Institute Wins National Hospital Charitable Services Award
Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Project HEAL program has been named a 2012 Program of Excellence as part of the Hospital Charitable Service Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare which recognizes programs demonstrating sustainable community impact. Read more.
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Maureen van Stone Receives Law Award
The Daily Record
The Daily Record's Leadership in Law chose Maureen van Stone to recieve their Outstanding Leaders in Law award. Read more.
Johns Hopkins Magazine
For parents of kids with special needs, the annual IEP meeting can be daunting, and sometimes adversarial. Lisa Brecher started HEAR to let parents know they don't have to go at it alone. Read more.
MAY 10, 2012
Schools Suspension at Age 4 or 5: Is That Too Young? Experts Weigh in on Growing Problem in Maryland Schools
Each year, hundreds of children between the ages of 4 and 5 are suspended from Maryland schools, but is that too young? WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins talked with experts to expose the growing social and academic problem. Read more.
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Maureen van Stone: People on the Move
Baltimore Business Journal
Maureen van Stone, Esq., M.S., Director of Project HEAL, a medical-legal partnership between Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the Associate Director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, and a resident of Towson, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, its 20th Anniversary Class. Read more.
JULY 4, 2011
Joe Surkiewicz: With a pro bono boost, Project HEAL expands
The Daily Record
Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia feature more than 225 medical-legal partnerships that help low-income patients and families with a wide array of legal services, such as assistance with special education, public benefits, landlord/tenant problems, advanced medical directives, medical insurance and family law. Read more.
Pro Bono Program for Patients: An expanded medical and legal program at Kennedy Krieger provides free services to help families and patients navigate complex issues
Children’s Hospital Today
Kennedy Krieger Children's Hospital recently expanded its medical-legal partnership, Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law), with the addition of a new staff attorney and regional law firm partnership. Read more.
Project HEAL Attorney Fights for Special Education Rights
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
On Christmas Eve, 2001, Maureen van Stone was up late, trying to help yet another patient at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) with access to care issues outside the scope of her work as a clinical researcher. The scenario was all too familiar to van Stone, who by then had more than five years’ experience at KKI. Read more.