Autism and Related Disorders

Dr. Rebecca Landa Partners with Chicken Soup for the Soul to Support Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 2, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Expert is Coauthor of the Latest Edition of the Best-Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series

Baltimore, Md. -- Today marks the release of the new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum, featuring an introduction authored by Dr. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The 101 personal stories in this latest edition of the critically acclaimed book series create a portable support group for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

New Initiative Provides Free Developmental Assessments for Children Most at Risk for Autism

April 1, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Puts Spotlight on One in Five Chance Infant Siblings of Children with Autism will Develop Disorder

Baltimore, Md. -- Kennedy Krieger Institute today announced a new, pilot initiative to help identify the red flags of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in infant siblings of children with ASD as early as possible. Research studies have found that for families who have one child with ASD, the chance of a subsequent sibling developing the disorder is one in five.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Partners with Kennedy Krieger Institute to Illuminate Baltimore City Hall for Autism Awareness Month

March 28, 2013
Part of International “Light It Up Blue” Campaign

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Baltimore City Hall will be bathed in blue lights during the month of April, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins the Kennedy Krieger Institute to recognize the millions of families facing the challenges of autism. On April 2, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, Baltimore City Hall will flip the switch to take part in Light It Up Blue – shining a bright spotlight on autism, a complex, life altering, developmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 88 children in the U.S.

Light It Up Blue - Autism Awareness Month Event

Apr 2 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

War Memorial Plaza
(located in front of City Hall)
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD

A Little Further Down the Road: Helping Parents Make Sense of the Transition Process for their Adolescents/Young Adults with ASD

Apr 16 2013 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

About The Event: 

This presentation will provide key information for parents, of children age 14 and older, to assist in understanding and navigating the transition process. It will include specific strategies to use, as well as pitfalls to be aware of and other helpful advice.

Presenter: Linda Carter-Ferrier

Run, Bike, Walk and “ROAR For Autism” with Kennedy Krieger Institute

March 21, 2013
Participants put one foot—or pedal—in front of the other to raise awareness and critical research funds

BALTIMORE, Md. -- For the 9th year, Kennedy Krieger Institute is marking April’s Autism Awareness Month with its annual ROAR for Autism, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, event on Sunday, April 28 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. As one of the nation’s leaders in autism research, Kennedy Krieger Institute strives to provide early diagnosis and develop effective treatments for this brain-based disorder.

ROAR For Autism 2013

Apr 28 2013 - 6:30am - 12:00pm

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

ABOUT THE EVENT

ROAR for Autism is a bike ride, run, walk, and family fun festival dedicated to raising funds for Autism research and programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The 25-mile bike ride and our new 5k run and family fun walk is geared towards families and individuals of all ages and experience levels. The event also offers fun family festivities, entertainment, and refreshments.

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities XXXV: The Continuum of Motor Dysfunction

Mar 18 2013 (All day) - Mar 20 2013 (All day)

DESCRIPTION

The Spectrum of Developmental Disabilities activity will provide an interdisciplinary approach to the issues of motor dysfunction. This multidisciplinary course will review motor dysfunction, including epidemiology, genetic and neuroimaging issues, diagnostic overlaps, associated dysfunctions, evaluation and management, outcomes and future directions.

Nearly Half Of Children With Autism Wander Or “Bolt” From Safe Places

October 8, 2012
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their unaffected siblings

(Baltimore, MD) – A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) found that nearly half of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are reported to wander or “bolt,” and more than half of these children go missing.

Strategies to Enhance Functional Participation in Activities of Daily Living

Nov 7 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Balitmore, MD 21211

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Presented by: Teresa Anderson, OTR/L, Meghan Hinderer, MS OTR/L, Megan Owens, MS OTR/L, and Jeanine Lindenstruth, MS OTR/L.

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