Celebrating 75 Years

Kristina
Rolfes
June 19, 2012
For three quarters of a century, Kennedy Krieger Institute has been unlocking the potential of individuals with developmental disorders and injuries.

Celebrating 75 Years

When the Institute opened in 1937, it did so with an ambitious and novel mission: to be a place where physicians, educators, researchers, nurses, and therapists could provide the compassionate care, education, and support that children with developmental disabilities needed to unlock the potential they had inside -- and to improve upon it through a commitment to research and training.

It's a mindset that continues three quarters of a century later, only amplified.

Today, we know that it's not enough to help those we serve adapt to the realities of the world in which they live -- we should also strive to change those realities. We must uphold our commitment to advancing the field of developmental disabilities through innovative research and professional training -- leading to new treatments, new therapies, and new approaches to community participation here and around the world.

By reflecting on the last 75 years, we gain more than a sense of our history and accomplishments -- we gain inspiration and determination as we consider the future and its possibilities.

To view historic photographs and videos, explore an interactive timeline, and share your memories, visit www.kennedykrieger.org/75th-anniversary.