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Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system through patient care, special education, research and community initiatives.

Kennedy Krieger’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach to treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Disorders addressed include autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, behavioral disorders, feeding disorders, learning disabilities, and brain and spinal cord injuries. Services include more than 70 outpatient clinics, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an inpatient unit for the treatment of neurobehavioral disorders, several home and community programs providing services to assist families, and special education schools.

Kennedy Krieger is an award-winning and nationally recognized leader in special education, providing innovative models of education for children and young adults with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological and developmental disabilities.

Faculty members at Kennedy Krieger are among some of the world’s leading experts in neurodevelopmental disorders and are attuned to the special needs of this population. These faculty members have made crucial medical discoveries leading to innovative treatments and have improved the lives of individuals with disabilities.

In addition to providing evaluation, rehabilitation, educational services and cutting-edge research on behalf of children with brain-related disabilities, Kennedy Krieger also provides professional training by renowned experts dedicated to increasing the number of qualified specialists in the United States and abroad.

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