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CNN: From Horseback-Riding to a Wheelchair and Back

May 9, 2012
Krystal Greco, 16, shares her story about pursuing her passion despite a life-changing injury

adaptive horseback riding rehabilitation

WJZ-TV: Kennedy Krieger Institute reaches a major milestone

May 9, 2012
Kennedy Krieger celebrated 75 years with an anniversary celebration for employees and patients

Watch: Kennedy Krieger Institute's 75th Anniversary Celebration

NPR: Children with autism often targeted by bullies

April 23, 2012
Our Interactive Autism Network’s Dr. Connie Anderson discussed autism and bullying

Lots of kids get bullied. But kids with autism are especially vulnerable.

WJZ-TV: Kennedy Krieger ROARS for autism

April 17, 2012
A local segment offers a deeper look at the programs supported by the annual ROAR for Autism fundraising event

Watch: Kennedy Krieger ROARs for Autism

ABC World News Tonight: Autism Increase Among Children

March 29, 2012
Kennedy Krieger President & CEO Dr. Gary Goldstein discussed the new autism prevalence rate

Watch: Autism Diagnosis: 1 in 88 Children

Baltimore’s Child: Foster Parents Care for Children with Special Needs

March 1, 2012
Through Kennedy Krieger’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program, children with special needs find loving homes

Ten years ago, Erica Carter was working at the Children’s Home, a group home for youngsters with emotional and behavioral issues in Baltimore County, when one of the young residents became very attached to her. “She kept asking to live with me,” Carter, of Baltimore, recalls.

Carter took in the girl as a foster child. Eventually, the girl reunited with her biological family, and Carter figured she was done with foster parenting. Boy, was she wrong. Read more...

CBSNews.com: Autism detected later in minority children

February 28, 2012
Kennedy Krieger researchers find the symptoms of autism vary between children of different ethnic groups

Autism should be diagnosed as early as possible, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. New research is beginning to try to uncover why - and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler. Read more...

 

WJLA-TV: Singing therapy helps patients speak again

February 14, 2012
A segment on the role of music in brain injury rehab features Kennedy Krieger patient and music therapist

Dan Baker, 19, suffered a traumatic brain injury last August in a car crash in Columbia, Maryland. The teen couldn't speak at first, but over time, therapy like singing the famous song "Time of Your Life" by Green Day, has changed that.

Watch: Sing to Speak

Baltimore’s Child: Could it be ADHD?

January 1, 2012
New Kennedy Krieger research study finds differences in the brain development of preschool children with ADHD.

Wondering if your child might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD? Here are a few clues to look for.

CNN: A Life Reclaimed in Tiny Steps

May 24, 2011
Read about the experiences of Kennedy Krieger patient Matt Courson, and his determination to walk across the stage at his college graduation.

Matt CoursonCNN: A Life Reclaimed in Tiny Steps

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