Center For Innovation and Leadership In Special Education

Training Leaders To Transform Special Education
Training Leaders To Transform Special Education

The first special education fellowship of its kind, the Center brings together leaders focused on optimizing learning for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Nationally Recognized Leadership and Faculty
Nationally Recognized Leadership and Faculty

The Center’s leaders, faculty, and advisory board are comprised of thought leaders in the fields of neuroscience, behavior change, learning, and business.
Evidence-Based Approaches. Real World Settings.
Evidence-Based Approaches. Real World Settings.

Gain hands-on exposure applying evidence-based approaches in a variety of clinical, school, and community based settings.
Creating New Models Through Innovative Research
Creating New Models Through Innovative Research

Translate research in neuroscience, behavior change and learning to the classroom through informed teaching practices, curricula, and education policies.

Training Future Generations of Leaders in Special Education

How do you optimize learning for children with intellectual disabilities, autism, or brain injuries? At Kennedy Krieger Institute, our doctors, researchers, and behavioral specialists have an unsurpassed understanding of brain development and function in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Through our advances in neuroscience and brain imaging in the last decade, we know more than ever before about memory, executive functions, language development, motor skills, and brain-behavior relationships in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and how to translate this knowledge to academic success. Kennedy Krieger is an award-winning and nationally recognized leader in special education, providing innovative models of education for children with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities.

We are bringing together our expertise in special education, neuroscience, behavioral science, and law to offer the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education fellowship program.

Fellowship Overview 

The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special
Education fellowship will mentor and train future leaders in
special education who have an advanced understanding of
learning in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, as
well as expertise in applying this knowledge to school and
classroom settings. Fellows of the Center for Innovation and
Leadership in Special Education will go on to develop effective
teaching practices, learning methods, curricula, and informed
educational policies so that children with neurodevelopmental
disabilities can receive the best possible education. This fellowship
builds on the success of Kennedy Krieger’s internationally
recognized professional training program, which has proven highly
successful in training thousands of individuals who have gone on
to assume leadership positions and make substantial contributions
in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education fellowship will mentor and train future leaders inspecial education who have an advanced understanding oflearning in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, aswell as expertise in applying this knowledge to school andclassroom settings. Fellows of the Center for Innovation andLeadership in Special Education will go on to develop effectiveteaching practices, learning methods, curricula, and informededucational policies so that children with neurodevelopmentaldisabilities can receive the best possible education. This fellowshipbuilds on the success of Kennedy Krieger’s internationallyrecognized professional training program, which has proven highlysuccessful in training thousands of individuals who have gone onto assume leadership positions and make substantial contributionsin the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities.