Autism and Related Disorders

US News & World Report: A Third of Autistic Children Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger research shows that nearly one-third of children with autism also have ADHD.

About a third of children who have autism also have symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a study released Wednesday. According to researchers at the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute, which studies autism, the two disorders may be somehow linked. 
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Transitioning into the Great Unknown: Adulthood

August 2, 2013
Navigating the path to adulthood can be at turns frustrating, overwhelming, and rewarding.

By: Allison Eatough and Kristina Rolfes

Motorcycle Toy Ride

Sep 22 2013 (All day)

The Harley Store
8845 Pulaski Highway
Middle River, MD 21220

About the Event:

The annual Motorcycle Toy Ride is held every fall to donate toys to the children of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Inpatient Unit and Autism program. For more than 10 years motorcycle riders from all across the region meet at the Harley Davidson Store, on Route 40 East, before the motorcade arrives at the Broadway Campus of Kennedy Krieger Institute to greet the children with toys and good cheer. 

Online Video To Help Physicians, Parents Recognize Early Signs Of Autism Released To Maryland Pediatricians

June 11, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics partner to provide video tutorial to pediatricians statewide

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced today that a first-of-its-kind, free online video tutorial on early autism recognition will be distributed to member pediatricians throughout the state.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Baltimore

Oct 26 2013 (All day)

M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

About the Event:

A representative from Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on October 26, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks: DC

Nov 2 2013 (All day)

National Mall
Washington, DC 20565

About the Event:

A representative from Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event on November 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

Autism Society of America

Jul 10 2013 (All day) - Jul 13 2013 (All day)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

About the Event:

A representative from Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the Autism Society of America’s (ASA) 44th Annual Meeting on July 10, 2013 - July 13, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger researchers find children with co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders face greater impairments

BALTIMORE, Md. -- In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of children with ASD also have clinically significant ADHD symptoms.

Kennedy Krieger Institute and Partek Incorporated Awarded $1.8M NIH Grant

May 22, 2013
Research partnership aimed at developing computational tools to analyze genomic data from patients with autism spectrum disorder and mental health disorders

St. Louis, MO--Partek Incorporated is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Kennedy Krieger Institute it has been awarded $1.8M by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop commercial software to analyze human genetic changes that will illuminate chromosomal abnormalities that underlie conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. 

13th Annual Autism Conference: Autism - Advances in Research and Services

Oct 24 2013 - 8:00am - Oct 25 2013 - 4:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Maryland 21093

About the Event:

This year's Autism Conference features some of the nation's leading experts in the field, on the topics including: 

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