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Kennedy Krieger Artists Exhibit, Sell Work At Artscape

July 13, 2004
Renowned artist Dan Keplinger will meet with students, honor work

Baltimore - Artscape weekend will be an exciting one for Kennedy Krieger School students. Not only will art enthusiasts have the opportunity to view and purchase some exemplary pieces of artwork created by the students, but Dan Keplinger, a local artist who was the subject of the Oscar winning documentary King Gimp will be at Artscape to meet the students whose work is on display.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Therapeutic Family Care and Ravens' Kicker Matt Stover to Host Summer Cookout

June 21, 2004
Families are Invited to Learn More About Foster Care for Children with Special Needs

Baltimore - 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.

Rare Brain Abnormalities Often Misdiagnosed in Patients

April 19, 2004
National Institutes of Health and Kennedy Krieger Host Awareness Conference for Parents, Clinicians and Researchers

Baltimore- In a new study, researchers at Kennedy Krieger Institute have found that a significant number of children with severe brain disorders are being misdiagnosed, potentially affecting treatment and outcome.

Study to Investigate Causes, Remediation of Reading Difficulties in Adolescents

March 26, 2004
Nearly 70 percent of adolescent students score below proficient on national tests, but no effective reading interventions currently exist to help them improve

Baltimore - Tens of thousands of adolescent students in the United States today struggle to read, with few to no interventions available to help them improve. Despite a wealth of scientific study of reading ability and interventions in children through the third grade, very little is known about the causes or characteristics of reading difficulties in their older counterparts.

NFL's Keion Carpenter Tackles Tough Issues with Kennedy Krieger High School Students

March 17, 2004
Carpenter returns to Baltimore roots to play with and inspire special needs students
When: Thursday, March 18, 2004
9 a.m. - noon
Where: Kennedy Krieger High School Career and Technology Center
3825 Greenspring Avenue, around the corner from TV Hill
What:

Unique Program Provides Quality Child Care to Medically Fragile Children

March 17, 2004
Women Legislators of Maryland honor area's only child care program for children needing daily nursing care

Baltimore - Finding quality childcare is never easy, but for parents of children with complex medical needs, the challenge can seem insurmountable. For many of these parents, leaving the work force is not an option. They need income and health care benefits to help offset the costs associated with caring for a child with a disability.

Educating Parents, Professionals About the Earliest Signs of Autism

March 1, 2004
Kennedy Krieger celebrates Autism Awareness Month with a Play Date' at its Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Baltimore - Recent research at Kennedy Krieger reveals that autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 6 months of age, when interventions have the most successful outcomes. Educating pediatricians, developmental practitioners and parents about the earliest signs of autism, and getting children screened as early as possible, is key to improving outcomes.

Kennedy Krieger Receives A Score Of 98 Percent From Joint Commission

June 15, 2001
Kennedy Krieger Institute Demonstrates Outstanding Compliance With JCAHO's Healthcare Standards

BALTIMORE, MD - The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) received a survey score of 98 percent from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). This score is a result of KKI's demonstrated compliance with the JCAHO's healthcare standards. Only 4 percent of hospitals surveyed by the Joint Commission received a score of 98 percent or better.

Educational Forum To Highlight Second Annual World Congress & Exposition On Disabilities

March 30, 2001
Kennedy Krieger Institute Co-Sponsors 2nd Annual WCD Expo in Atlanta

PARAMUS, NJ - The second annual World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities (WCD) will continue the tradition established last year by providing a precedent-setting conference for all segments of the disabilities community.

First Annual Bennett Institute Junior Sled Hockey Tournament

April 25, 2001
Teams from throughout the region to converge at Ice World in Abingdon, MD

BALTIMORE, MD - The Bennett Institute Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation a Program of Kennedy Krieger Institute will host the First Annual Bennett Blazers Sled Hockey Tournament on Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29,2001 at Ice World in Abingdon, Maryland.

Sled hockey is played by physically challenged athletes who are unable to play hockey standing up. This exciting game requires full hockey equipment, as USA Hockey rules are utilized. The only difference is that the players propel themselves on specially designed "sleds" equipped with two smaller hockey sticks.

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