A University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities envisions that all persons with developmental disabilities lead fully inclusive and meaningful lives.
Free Online Resources for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute is an online resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.
Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law)

Providing free legal and advocacy services for children with developmental disabilities and their families through a partnership between Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services and the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities.
I-Skate: Dorothy Hamill's Adaptive Skating Program

Part of the Bennett Institute for Physically Challenged Sports at Kennedy Krieger, I-Skate provides children and adolescents, ages 5-18, a unique opportunity to learn how to skate.
IAN Community: Community Outreach and Education

More than 45,000 readers visit the Interactive Autism Network's (IAN) community website each month in search of reliable, evidence-based information on the latest research, treatments, and findings in autism.

Community Overview

For the children and families we serve, Kennedy Krieger's role extends far beyond the clinic or classroom and directly into the communities where they live.

For that reason, we're committed to sharing our knowledge throughout our communities, across the country, and around the world. By increasing awareness and breaking down societal barriers, we believe that all people with developmental disabilities can achieve their potential. And by offering a wide range of community-oriented programs, projects, and services, Kennedy Krieger can play an important and long-term role in their success.

The cornerstone of these efforts is the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Through the Center's focus on professional training, community service, research, and information dissemination, we are working with our community partners to create opportunities and sustain change.

Inspiring Stories

The Comeback Kid
The Neurobehavioral Unit at Kennedy Krieger helps turn...
In My Own Words: Marshall Garber
When a spinal cord mass left him paralyzed, Marshall’s life...

Potential Magazine: Community Issue

Read "Changing Our Communities for the Better" and more in this special Community issue of Potential Magazine.

Community Resources

Promoting a lifetime of community inclusion and independence through access to:

  • Early intervention services
  • Education and employment success
  • Housing, transportation and recreation

Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kevin Sargeant with his teacher

A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.