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Kennedy Krieger Institute Prominently Featured in Today Show Series and Newsweek Article
NBC Today Show Series on Autism:
Kennedy Krieger Institute autism programs, research, families and experts were featured on the Today Show series, Autism: The Hidden Epidemic? Originally aired at 8:10 and 9:10 a.m. the week of February 21-25, the series explored tough questions about autism’s causes as well as the benefits of early detection, early intervention, education and advocacy. The culmination of the series was an interview with Kennedy Krieger President & CEO Dr. Gary Goldstein addressing the most pressing issues surrounding autism research-identifying the potential exposures that can lead to autism, finding a cure and coordinating autism research nationwide.
Kennedy Krieger Institute was featured in several segments of the series:
- At 8:10 a.m. on February 21, Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders, discussed early intervention for children with autism.
- At 9:10 a.m. on February 21, Dr. Gary Goldstein, president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute, weighed in on the possible causes of autism.
- At 8:10 a.m. on February 24, a Kennedy Krieger family talked about what it means to be an advocate for their child’s needs.
- Finally, at 9:10 a.m. on February 25, Dr. Gary Goldstein, President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute, shared his vision for the future of autism.
Newsweek Article on Early Detection and Intervention:
Kennedy Krieger's research studies on early detection and early intervention for autism were also profiled in the cover story in Newsweek's February 21 issue. The article includes the perspectives of Center Director Dr. Rebecca Landa as well as those of families whose children have participated in these groundbreaking studies.
Kennedy Krieger Autism Related Programs:
- Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
- Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU)
- Behavioral Psychology Outpatient Programs
- Center for Development and Learning
- Kennedy Krieger Special Education Department
- LEAP Program (Lifeskills and Education for Students with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders)