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Going for the Gold: How Colbie Found Herself Through Kennedy Krieger's Physically Challenged Sports Program

Colbie BratlieColbie Bratlie wants to be a world champion. And the odds are good that she will be because she competes in wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, track, field, archery, table tennis, and swimming. The athletic 14- year-old already seems Herculean for her stamina and determination, but when you add in that she has cerebral palsy, it truly does make her accomplishments seem superhuman.

One Child with Autism: Why A One-Size-Fits-All Approach Doesn't Work in Autism Education

A Day at the Aquarium

Justin with His Sister"Mom, Lauren pinched me," Justin calls back to his mother. He and his little sister, Lauren, are walking arm in arm through Baltimore's Inner Harbor on their way to the National Aquarium. Just over a year ago, this trip might not have been possible. Justin has autism, and he had a hard time doing anything outside of his established routine.

Kennedy Krieger staff creates blog about inspiring patients

July 8, 2011

Here at the Institute, the work we do is rooted in the belief that all children, regardless of a disability, should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our website and magazine are filled with stories of how our physicians, nurses, therapists, and teachers help to unlock the potential of patients and students through innovative and compassionate care, education and research.

Bands on the Bay

July 8, 2011

Music lovers and families came out to rock ‘n’ roll for a good cause at the sixth annual Bands on the Bay event May 1. The annual fundraiser for the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute featured music by the Doug Segree Band; Orlando Phillips, a Caribbean music steel drum musician, and former lead vocalist of Caribbean music group Mama Jama; the Fitzmaurice Band; and solo artist, Adam Day. The Washington Redskins cheerleaders also made a special appearance.

ROAR for Autism

July 8, 2011

To raise awareness and critical funds for autism research, Kennedy Krieger Institute held its seventh annual ROAR for Autism on May 1, at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md.

Sleeping: Getting There and Staying There

July 8, 2011
Sleep disorders common in children with developmental disabilities

Any parent who’s ever struggled to put a child to bed— whether as an infant or a teenager—knows well the effects that poor sleep habits can have on an entire household. For some children the trouble might be something as common as difficulty falling asleep. For others, perhaps night terrors or sleep walking. In children with developmental disabilities, sleep disorders are all too common and run the gamut.

An Opportunity for Growth

July 8, 2011
For patients with Albright disorder, an elusive treatment emerges

For years, Albright hereditary osteodystrophy lurked in the shadows of the developmental disorder world, obscure and unrecognizable to many physicians. Affecting an estimated fewer than 200,000 patients across the United States, the disease was virtually as difficult to diagnose as it was to treat, often leaving patients uncertain of their futures and how to lead healthy, quality lives.

The Evolution of Kevin Sargeant

July 8, 2011
High school’s work-based learning program provided more than just an education—it offered a future he never imagined possible.

Kevin SargeantGiven a choice, Kevin Sargeant says he could do without all of the independence and opportunities that adulthood promises. But adulthood, it seems, is coming for him nonetheless.

Therapy to a Tee

July 8, 2011
Constraint-induced and Bimanual Therapy Program incorporates golf to help one patient on his path to rehabilitation.

Taylor Wilkerson works with golf pro Kelly Tomlinson to improve his swingFrom the beginning, and without hesitation, Katherine Wilkerson always offered her unwavering support of anything her son Taylor wanted to do. The thing is, though, until the age of 9, there was never much of anything the boy was too interested in trying.

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