Institute Overview

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution located in Maryland dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with developmental and physical disabilities through patient care, research, special education and community services.

Kennedy Krieger’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation, and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families.

Kennedy Krieger School is a nationally recognized “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence”, and is a leader in providing model programs of innovative education for children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities.

Our researchers and clinicians are among some of the world’s leading experts in this field and are attuned to the special needs of this population. Our scientists have made crucial medical discoveries leading to innovative treatments to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

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

More than seventy years after its founding, the Kennedy Krieger Institute has evolved into an international resource for children with diverse special needs, from mild learning disabilities to rare genetic disorders. Thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families come to Kennedy Krieger to receive the best possible medical care, schooling and benefits of cutting edge research available. Individuals the world over have improved outcomes thanks to discoveries made and treatments implemented at Kennedy Krieger. Each year several hundred graduates and post-graduates on their way to becoming practicing professionals in this field, also receive exemplary training at Kennedy Krieger and go on to improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities worldwide.