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Constellation Energy Classic Raises $300,000 for Maryland-Based Charities

December 17, 2003
Golf Champions Tour raises $100,000 for Kennedy Krieger Institute

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Classic Fund today announced that the first annual Constellation Energy Classic raised $300,000 for three Maryland-based non-profit organizations including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Living Classrooms Foundation. Each will receive $100,000 as a result of the Champions Tour inaugural golfing event, which was held Sept. 8-14, 2003, at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley.

Dr. Arnold Capute, 'Father' of Developmental Pediatrics, Dies at Age 80

December 2, 2003
Capute's contributions to the field of developmental pediatrics are immeasurable

Baltimore- Dr. Arnold J. Capute, a faculty member at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for nearly forty years, died November 30 at age 80 from congestive heart failure. Dr. Capute devoted the majority of his career to increasing pediatricians' understanding of neurodevelopmental disabilities, and was instrumental in the creation of the field of Developmental Pediatrics, now called Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

Autism: New Study Discovers Statistically Significant Link Between Abnormally Low Cholesterol Levels And Autism Spectrum Disorders

September 5, 2006
Finding Leads Kennedy Krieger Researchers Down New Road in Autism Research

(Baltimore, MD) - Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will be diagnosed in more children this year than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined, yet researchers and physicians can identify medical causes in only 10 percent of cases. But, a study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B (Neuropsychiatric Genetics) found that a small subgroup of children with ASD have abnormally low cholesterol levels (hypocholesterolemia), leading researchers to believe cholesterol may play a role in the cause of some cases of the disorder.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Announces New Board Members

January 19, 2006
Four Community Leaders Begin Three-Year Term Supporting Institute's Pediatric Research, Education & Treatment Programs

BALTIMORE, MD--The Kennedy Krieger Institute has elected four prominent community leaders to its Board of Directors. The following individuals will each serve a three-year term:

Autism Speaks Makes First Major Funding Commitment, Supporting the Development of an Unprecedented National Autism Database

January 17, 2006
Initial $2.26 Million Award Funds Project That Will Serve as a Unique Resource For Families and Researchers

(New York, New York) -- Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness about the growing autism health crisis and raising funds for critical autism research, today announced that its board of directors has voted to fund a program for the development of a national autism database. Kennedy Krieger Institute, one of the nation's leading treatment centers for autism and other developmental disorders, will develop the open, interactive database.

BWI Run/Walk To Benefit Children With Down Syndrome

August 28, 2006
Event's 20th Anniversary Features Family Fun and Prizes
What: 20th Annual BWI Run/Walk Event
Northrop Grumman partners with BWI Airport and other local sponsors to host this event to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Down Syndrome Clinic.

The event will feature a 4-Mile Run and a 2-Mile Family Walk, along with runner and school challenge awards, entertainment, food and beverage, and impressive prizes. All participants receive a complimentary Run/Walk t-shirt.

Champions Tour Golfers Shoot Around the Links at Kennedy Krieger

September 8, 2003
Recreational activities like putt-putt help children with brain related disordersand injuries

Family Fun at the 18th Annual BWI Airport Run/Walk

September 16, 2004
Event benefits Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic

Baltimore - Families are gearing up for the 18th annual BWI Airport Four-Mile Run and Two-Mile Family Walk, an annual tradition for many in the Baltimore area. The event, which benefits the Kennedy Krieger Institute Down Syndrome Clinic, kicks off at 7:45 a.m. on September 26 at the Midfield Cargo Complex at BWI Airport.

School Program for Children with Autism Starts New Year With Capacity Enrollment and a New Multi-Sensory' Room

September 16, 2004
$25,000 Verizon Foundation Grant Enables School to Offer New Feature to Further Promote Learning

BALTIMORE - With a growing demand for special education services for children with autism, Kennedy Krieger Institute's LEAP Program (Lifeskills and Education for Students With Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders) has begun the new school year with a waiting list and capacity enrollment of 55 students. Kennedy Krieger's LEAP Program is one of the few in Maryland dedicated solely to educating this specific population.

Kennedy Krieger Athlete Youngest Member of 2004 U.S. Paralympic Track Team

July 21, 2004
15-year-old star to compete in four races in Athens games

(Baltimore, MD) - Born with spina bifida, Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville, MD will represent Kennedy Krieger's Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation program at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, Greece. The first athlete to make it to the Paralympics while still training with Kennedy Krieger, 15-year-old Tatyana is also the youngest member of the 2004 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team. Tatyana will compete against a field of much older and more experienced women in the 100-, 200-, 400-, and 800-meter wheelchair races in Athens.

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