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Letter from Our President

June 19, 2012

Dr. Gary GoldsteinAt Kennedy Krieger Institute, we do far more than treat patients -- through our research, patient care, professional training, and community involvement, we strive to improve the lives of the patients, students, and families we serve.

News Brief & Events

June 19, 2012

Santa Needs Helpers

Plans are quickly coming together for the Institute's 23rd annual Festival of Trees, the largest holiday-themed festival of its kind on the East coast. The 2012 event will be held Thanksgiving weekend, November 23-25, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, and will once again be the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. We are currently looking for organizations and individuals who are interested in:

The Road to Understanding

Lauren
Manfuso
June 19, 2012
For patients and families, genetic counselors help navigate the uncharted path through treatment of rare genetic disorders.

Megan MiceliFrom the beginning, Megan Miceli’s parents knew something wasn't right.

For ADHD Motor Control May Be A Concrete Identifier

Lauren
Manfuso
June 19, 2012

For children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), diagnosis can be a tricky -- and not always tangible -- thing.

Like so many psychological and developmental disorders, there is no one test to detect ADHD, at least not with any certainty. Not only must a child demonstrate a certain number of symptoms, but the responsibility for picking up on those symptoms -- and for putting two and two together to make a diagnosis -- often falls to the child's parents or teachers.

Playing It Smart

Lauren
Manfuso
June 19, 2012
The Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic helps young athletes figure out a game plan for recovery after a sports-related concussion.

Aidan FieldingIn October 2008, Ryne Dougherty, a 16-year-old New Jersey teenager and junior linebacker for his high school football team, was in the middle of a game when he suffered a blow to his head -- just three and a half weeks after another on-field tackle left him with a concussion. This time, he was removed from the game and sent to the hospital, where they found bleeding in his brain. He died two days later.

A Place to Call Home

Kristina
Rolfes
June 19, 2012
Now Celebrating 25 Years, Kennedy Krieger's Therapeutic Foster Care Program Trains Foster Parents to Care for Children with Special Needs.

Carl PriceAsk Carl Price about his childhood, and you can't help but feel moved by the struggles he faced as a young boy 25 years ago. With a father in jail and a mother struggling with addiction, Carl wasn't sure when his next meal would come, let alone his next medical checkup. So when Carl developed a tumor on the left side of his neck, it was left untreated for over a year.

Celebrating 75 Years

Kristina
Rolfes
June 19, 2012
For three quarters of a century, Kennedy Krieger Institute has been unlocking the potential of individuals with developmental disorders and injuries.

Celebrating 75 Years

When the Institute opened in 1937, it did so with an ambitious and novel mission: to be a place where physicians, educators, researchers, nurses, and therapists could provide the compassionate care, education, and support that children with developmental disabilities needed to unlock the potential they had inside -- and to improve upon it through a commitment to research and training.

Alexandra's Story

Lauren
Manfuso
June 19, 2012
For Alexandra Carter, the Brightside Down Syndrome Mentoring Program is an opportunity to make friends and have fun.

Alexandra CarterAlexandra Carter doesn't lack for social skills. In fact, unlike many teenagers with Down syndrome who may struggle to find their places among social groups and peers, Alexandra is outgoing and vivacious.

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