Our Approach

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and young adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, serves more than 20,000 individuals each year.

At Kennedy Krieger, we believe that early identification, intervention, and treatment of disabilities are key to maximizing potential and preventing major problems throughout a child’s life. We also know that individuals with developmental disabilities often have multiple issues and diagnoses. That's why we offer an interdisciplinary approach that unites all areas—science, medicine, therapy, and education—to treat the problems and injuries that affect a child’s development. In addition, we offer a full continuum of care, including inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, and community- and home-based programs.

Providing services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, the Institute is also home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. Our more than 75 years of experience has given us an unparalleled understanding of developmental disabilities that allows us to care for our patients throughout their lives, ensuring their success at home and in the community.