Centers & Programs


CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Community, Opportunity, Respect, Employment CORE Foundations provides individuals of all abilities with the opportunity and education to continue developing core skills that are the foundation for a successful adult life. We develop a customized program in partnership with each individual to support...

Autism (Center for Autism and Related Disorders)

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) combines research, developmental assessment, diagnosis, interventions, community outreach and training to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families and the communities that care for them.

Center for Brain Injury Recovery

This center serves children and adolescents with rehabilitation needs caused by neurologic injury (concussion or more severe injury) or illness. Components include inpatient and intensive outpatient treatment programs, outpatient clinics to evaluate and address short- and long-term rehabilitation needs and follow-up services, a transitional program to aid in community reintegration, and community-based therapies.

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute provides mental health evaluation and treatment services to children, adolescents and families who have experienced or may be at risk for trauma through physical or sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence and community violence. The education, training and technical assistance offered to parents, professionals and community organizations promote greater understanding of the developmental, emotional and behavioral consequences of trauma and communicates the most effective ways to provide care.

Center for Development and Learning

This center is an outpatient medical program for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children and young adults who have problems in language development, attention, learning, behavior or school adjustment.

Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training

The mission of the Center is to develop diverse scholars and leaders who use culturally relevant, evidence-based, and health equity approaches to inform research, practice, advocacy, and policies that promote optimal child brain development. Our programs are funded by the Centers for Disease Control...

Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders

This center provides individualized interdisciplinary care for children and adults with muscular dystrophy and congenital myopathy. Comprehensive care involves diagnosis and management of the disease from neurologists and rehabilitative therapists with muscle expertise. Patients receive access to novel therapies and research, and can remain in the program from childhood through adulthood.

Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education

The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education fellowship will mentor and train future leaders in special education who have an advanced understanding of learning in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as expertise in applying this knowledge to school and classroom settings. Fellows of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education will go on to develop effective teaching practices, learning methods, curricula, and informed educational policies so that children with neurodevelopmental disabilities can receive the best possible education.

Leukodystrophies (see Center for Leukodystrophies)

The center provides comprehensive care to patients with leukodystrophies through an interdisciplinary approach. Cutting-edge technologies and techniques in neuroimaging, genomics, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology help our experts enhance the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of leukodystrophies.