Autism

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.

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.

New Study Finds Bullying Causes Significant Short-Term Emotional And Physical Consequences For Children With Autism

January 10, 2013
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism and psychiatric comorbidities are at especially high risk of being bullied

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Nearly 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience emotional trauma as a result of being bullied, according to findings published today in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, while a significant portion were concerned for their own safety at school. The study also found that children with ASD who presented with pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses were at incr

Using Visuals for Children with ASD: The Do's and Don'ts

Jul 3 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

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

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