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Leonardo's Library: Exhibit at Pratt Library to Feature The World of Leonardo da Vinci Through Books

September 15, 2005
Through a partnership between the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, this exhibit explores the world of the famed artist, inventor, architect and scientist through books.
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New Study Shows Use of Lorenzo's Oil Prevents Onset of Debilitating Pediatric Neurological Disorder

July 11, 2005
Treatment Prevents Symptoms for Majority of Young Boys with Adrenoleukodystrophy, ALD

(Baltimore, MD) - Use of Lorenzo's Oil in young boys who have been diagnosed with but are not yet showing signs of a pediatric neurological disorder known as X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) may prevent the disease from developing in the body. According to a study of male children published today in the Archives of Neurology, use of the oil prevented onset of the disease in a majority of cases.

Ms. Wheelchair America to Visit Kennedy Krieger Institute

July 8, 2005
Juliette Rizzo, Ms. Wheelchair America, empowers Americans with disabilities by sharing her experiences
WHAT: Ms. Wheelchair America, Juliette Rizzo, will tour Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute. The mission of Ms. Wheelchair America is to identify women of achievement who utilize wheelchairs and empower them to successfully educate and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research, and professional training.

Kennedy Krieger Launches World's First Center Focused on Rehabilitation and Restoration for Children with Paralysis

June 14, 2005
Dr. John McDonald, Lead Neurologist to Late Actor Christopher Reeve, to Spearhead Novel Rehabilitation Therapy for Chronic Injuries and Paralysis

(Baltimore, MD) - Kennedy Krieger Institute today opens the doors of its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, the world's first center focused on rehabilitation and restoration for children with paralysis. The Center's director, Dr. John McDonald, was the lead neurologist whose pioneering techniques helped the late actor Christopher Reeve to regain significant movement and sensation. The same novel therapies that produced remarkable results in Reeve will be applied to children at the new Center.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Therapeutic Family Care Seeks Loving Foster Parents

March 15, 2005
Families are Invited to Learn More About Foster Care for Children with Special Needs

(Baltimore, MD) - Like most treatment foster care programs in the nation, Kennedy Krieger Institute's Therapeutic Family Care (TFC) program is in critical need of foster families for children with special physical, developmental and mental health needs.

As exposure to community violence and drugs and alcohol in-utero increases - while available family supports decrease - the need for "treatment" foster parents is greater than ever, but the pool of available and qualified individuals has not kept up with the demand.

Kennedy Krieger Experts Featured in National Autism Coverage

February 14, 2005
NBC Today Show and Newsweek to highlight autism
WHEN: Today Show
February 21-25, 2005
8:10 a.m.
9:10 a.m.

Newsweek
February 21, 2005

Study Discovers Link Between Increased White Matter in the Brain and Poor Motor Skills in Children with Autism

July 30, 2007
Research Conducted at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Examines How Motor Skill Deficits Can Provide Insight into the Brain Basis of Autism

(Baltimore, MD) - A study published in the August issue of the journal Brain demonstrates, for the first time, an association between increased white matter volume and functional impairment in children with autism. Findings from researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md. reveal that in children with autism, increased white matter volume in the motor region of the brain predicts poorer motor skills.

A Miniature Game For A Giant Cause

July 18, 2007
Miniature Golf Course Hosts Baltimore's First National Qualifier Tournament; Proceeds to Benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - With flowing rivers and landscapes filled with winding greens, boulders and waterfalls, the ParTee Golf course in Perry Hall will host the 1st Annual Festival of TEES on Saturday, August 18 to benefit children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Players who stay under par could be on their way to claiming miniature golf's greatest title!

International Center For Spinal Cord Injury Awarded Three New Grants For Rehabilitation And Research

June 6, 2007
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Grant, The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Grant and Christopher Reeve Foundation Award to Advance Spinal Cord Injury Work at Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently received three grants that will further the promising research and treatment conducted by the world-renowned center. The grants will support the advancement of spinal cord injury research geared toward injury rehabilitation.

Construction Professionals and Kennedy Krieger Students Build Futures Together

January 25, 2005
Annual Block Kids event combines learning construction trade and building competition
WHEN: February 4, 2005
9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Kennedy Krieger Lower & Middle School
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
WHAT: The Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will introduce students at Kennedy Krieger's Lower and Middle Schools to careers in construction trades. Volunteers will be on hand to offer interactive demonstrations in masonry, painting, dry wall application and electrical work.
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