Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

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.

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: 

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.

Trenditions Cut-A-Thon Autism Fundraiser

Apr 20 2013 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Trenditions Salon
1834 E. Joppa Road
Parkville, MD 21234

About This Event:

Trenditions Salon will hold a cut-a-thon on Sunday, April 20, 2013 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) to benefit children with autism at Kennedy Krieger Institute.  

$25 donation = Shampoo, Cut & Style

$15 donation - Shampoo & Style

Appointments are strongly recommended. Raffles & 50/50's sold prior to and day of the event. 

Speech Emerges In Children On The Autism Spectrum With Severe Language Delay At Greater Rate Than Previously Thought

March 4, 2013
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders reveals key predictors of speech gains

BALTIMORE, Md. -- New findings published in Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) by the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders reveal that 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have a history of severe language delay, achieved phrase or fluent speech by age eight.

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