Kennedy Krieger Experts Featured in National Autism Coverage

February 14, 2005
NBC Today Show and Newsweek to highlight autism
WHEN: Today Show
February 21-25, 2005
8:10 a.m.
9:10 a.m.

Newsweek
February 21, 2005

WHAT: Kennedy Krieger Institute will be highlighted in several of the segments in the NBC Today Show series, "Autism: The Hidden Epidemic." Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, touts her early detection and early intervention research studies. Dr. Gary Goldstein, president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger, shares his vision for the future of autism research and treatment. Many Kennedy Krieger families were also highlighted to discuss intervention, advocacy and neuroimaging.

The 10-part series will air at 8:10 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. February 21-25. The series will look at autism from a variety of angles, with segments exploring topics such as etiology, diagnosis, treatment, educational programs, affect on siblings, and how to be an advocate for your child with autism.

Newsweek, partnering with NBC to highlight autism, will hit the newsstands on February 21. This feature story will specifically highlight Dr. Landa's early detection and early intervention studies as part of their coverage of autism.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disabilities, resulting from disorders of the brain, achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, community and school life. .

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Allison Nadelhaft (443) 923-7330 or (410) 336-0101