Neurorehabilitation is a cornerstone of virtually everything we do at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Founded in 1937 as the Children's Rehabilitation Institute, Kennedy Krieger is an international resource with a strong tradition of providing comprehensive rehabilitative services for children with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system.
Weekday mornings are always a struggle in the Smith household. Like most preteens, Joseph likes to sleep. The 12-year-old is slow to start and has trouble shifting gears -especially before breakfast. Constant prompting from his mom Kathleen keeps him on track, and eventually, he gets himself bathed, dressed, fed, and out the door to school.
Here at the Kennedy Krieger Institute we mourn the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics. She was an advocate for people with special needs, and her relentless work on their behalf changed the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.