Down Syndrome

BWI Run/Walk for Down Syndrome

Sep 30 2012 - 7:30am - 1:30pm

Lace up your sneakers and race to the finish line with Northrop Grumman and Kennedy Krieger Institute on Sunday, September 30th for the 26th Annual BWI Run/Walk. Northrop Grumman and Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again partner together to host the annual event, which raises money for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Down Syndrome Clinic. The family-friendly event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the four-mile run and two-mile family walk.

Runners And Walkers Join Together For Kids With Down Syndrome

September 13, 2012
26th annual BWI Run/Walk to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Down Syndrome Clinic

(Baltimore, MD) – Lace up your sneakers and race to the finish line with Northrop Grumman and Kennedy Krieger Institute on Sunday, September 30th for the 26th Annual BWI Run/Walk. Northrop Grumman and Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again partner together to host the annual event, which raises money for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Down Syndrome Clinic. The family-friendly event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the four-mile run and two-mile family walk.

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.

New Findings Validate the Accuracy of Autism Diagnosis in Children with Down Syndrome

October 4, 2011
Study shows DSM criteria can be used to identify autism in children with Down syndrome.

October 4, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) -- New findings from a 16-year study confirm that the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the gold-standard for the classification of mental health conditions, can be used to accurately identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children with Down syndrome, according to research from Kennedy Krieger Institute.

BWI Run/Walk to Continue 25-Year Tradition of Raising Funds for Children With Down Syndrome

August 16, 2011
The annual BWI 4-Mile Run/2-Mile Family Fun Walk to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Down Syndrome Clinic

(Baltimore, MD) – For the past 25 years over 25,000 runners and walkers have laced up their shoes to raise over $500,000 for children with Down syndrome. On Sunday, September 25th, Northrop Grumman and Kennedy Krieger will team up once again for the BWI Run/Walk event, which benefits Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Down Syndrome Clinic. The family friendly event features two courses including a 4-Mile Run and a 2-Mile Family Walk; runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to attend and participate.

BWI Airport Run

Sep 25 2011 (All day)

The BWI Airport Run/Walk benefits local Down syndrome parent groups and Kennedy Krieger’s Down Syndrome Clinic. The annual event allows runners to explore a unique and challenging 5K course around BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Northrop Grumman. The 2 mile walking course is flat and geared for families. Additional festivities include entertainment, refreshments and prizes. For more information visit http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/airportrun/index.html.

News Briefs

2006 Constellation Energy Classic fourth annual event benefits Kennedy Krieger Institute

The 2006 Constellation Energy Classic (CEC) ran from September 11-17 at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley, Md. This year's golf tournament marked the 24th of 29 Charles Schwab Cup events on the Champions Tour. Bob Gilder stunned the crowds as he played his way to his second straight victory at the CEC. However, it was golfing legend Arnold Palmer who stole the show as he competed in stroke play for the first time in 11 months.

Living on the Brightside

Laura
Laing
Kennedy Krieger and Circle of Friends are an important reason I have such a full life.

Living on the BrightsideEvery month, I meet my best friends for dinner where we get to catch up with each other. Then we go to Circle of Friends, a part of Kennedy Krieger's Brightside mentoring program, where we learn about friendship and how to socialize with other people. I am 25 years old, and I have Down syndrome, which means that I was born with 22 chromosomes instead of 21.

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