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.