Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

ABC Baltimore (WMAR-TV): Autism on the Rise: Awareness to Blame?

May 23, 2014
Insight from Kennedy Krieger experts and families helps others understand the challenges

Even before Michelle Landrum enrolled her son Clark in preschool, she noticed something was amiss. Being around other children was difficult, and the boy’s anxiety and sensitivity to light and sound concerned the Towson mother enough that she took him to the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute for tests. Watch online.

CBS Baltimore (WJZ-TV): Kennedy Krieger Helps Break the Silence with Annual ROAR for Autism Fundraiser

April 22, 2014
A family shares how an early autism diagnosis led them to Kennedy Krieger’s early intervention program

The prevalence of autism is growing in the United States. It now affects one of every 68 children. Ron Matz reports some of the most important research into the social disability is being done right here in Baltimore [at Kennedy Krieger Institute]. Read more.

Time: U.S. Autism Rates Jump 30% From 2012

March 27, 2014
Dr. Rebecca Landa of Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism & Related Disorders weighs in on the new autism prevalence rate.

If we’re identifying children at four years old, they are almost ready for kindergarten, and they don’t have the language readiness or the social foundation for walking into a kindergarten classroom,” says Rebecca Landa, director of the center for autism and related disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, who was not involved in the survey. “Without the infrastructure of skills they need, it’s a heartbreaking arrangement for the child. We want to try to give them the early foundational skills as early in life as possible.

The Plain Dealer: Can You Identify Signs of Autism in a One-Year-Old?

February 27, 2014
Video tutorial from Kennedy Krieger expert illustrates the early signs of autism

While most children with autism are diagnosed by age 4, many researchers feel the earliest signs of the developmental disorder show up in babies as young as six to 18 months. That’s why the Kennedy Krieger Institute and other research groups have created simple videos available online comparing the behaviors of typically developing infants and toddlers with those of children with suspected autism. Read more. Art Therapy to Treat ADHD in Children

January 8, 2014
Kennedy Krieger art therapist discusses benefits of self-expression through art

“With diagnoses of ADHD in children on the rise in the U.S., parents can help their children through art therapy with fun, simple projects that focus on process over product.” Read more.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Partners with Kennedy Krieger Institute to Illuminate Baltimore City Hall for Autism Awareness Month; Part of International “Light It Up Blue” Campaign

March 30, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore City Hall will be bathed in blue lights during the month of April, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins the Kennedy Krieger Institute to recognize the millions of families facing the challenges of autism. On April 2, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, Baltimore City Hall will flip the switch to take part in Light It Up Blue – shining a bright spotlight on autism, a complex, life altering, developmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 68 children in the U.S.

“ROAR”ing to Help Further Autism Research

March 25, 2015
Kennedy Krieger’s 11th annual ROAR for Autism fundraiser to return featuring a 5k run/road race, fun walk and family festival

BALTIMORE, MD — For Autism Awareness Month in April, Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again bring the community together for its annual fundraiser, ROAR for Autism, on Sunday, April 26 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Families and supporters will come together to run, walk and gather with a united “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research into this puzzling disorder that so often silences the voices of those affected.

Honestly Autism Day

Apr 18 2015 (All day)

Radisson Hotel North Baltimore
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

The Kennedy Krieger School Programs and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders are both proud sponsors of Honestly Autism Day.

Parents, family, caregivers, and individuals with autism come together for activities, learning, and fun to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) 20th Anniversary

Apr 20 2015 (All day) - Apr 26 2015 (All day)

Happy Birthday CARD!

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is celebrating its 20th anniversary by aiming to raise $200,000 for autism research

Your contribution will support research focused on:

Taking Action to Sustain the Level of Care for Our Loved Ones: Peace of Mind Knowing You Are Doing the Right Thing

Feb 17 2016 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
3rd Floor Large Conference
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

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