What Leaders In The Field Are Saying About the Center
"This program thoughtfully brings together cutting edge partners that together will create a high-caliber, hands-on environment for learning. Those that complete the program will be sought after by many school systems for leadership positions in special education."
- Kim Lewis, EdD
Center For Innovation and Leadership In Special Education
Transforming Special Education Through Leadership Training & Research
How do you optimize learning for children with intellectual disabilities, autism, or brain injuries? At Kennedy Krieger Institute, our doctors, researchers, and behavioral specialists have an unsurpassed understanding of brain development and function in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. With our advances in neuroscience and brain imaging in the last decade, we know more than ever before about memory, executive functions, language development, motor skills, and brain-behavior relationships in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and how to translate this knowledge to learning in the classroom. As a result, Kennedy Krieger is an award-winning and nationally recognized leader in special education, providing innovative models of education for children with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities.
Now, we are bringing together our expertise in special education, neuroscience, behavioral science, and neurodevelopmental disabilities to offer the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education fellowship program.
The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education fellowship will mentor and train current and future leaders in special education who have an advanced understanding of learning in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and expertise in applying this knowledge to school and classroom settings. Fellows of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education will go on to develop effective teaching practices, learning methods, curricula, and informed educational policies so that children with neurodevelopmental disabilities can receive the best possible education. This fellowship builds on the success of Kennedy Krieger’s internationally recognized professional training program, which has proven highly successful in training thousands of individuals who have gone on to assume leadership positions and make substantial contributions in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities.