News Release

Research Study at Kennedy Krieger Institute Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis, Better Outcomes for Children with Autism

April 3, 2002
Coincides with Autism Awareness Month in April

BALTIMORE, MD - Researchers at Kennedy Krieger Institute are leading one of the world's most promising new studies of children with autism, designed to identify the signs of the neurological disorder earlier in a child's life, leading to earlier intervention and improved outcomes. The study coincides with Autism Awareness Month.

Historic East Baltimore North and South to Help Neighborhood Children Have Healthier Start in Life

September 6, 2000
Kick-Off Celebration to include free lunch and fun activities for the whole family

BALTIMORE, MD - Having a baby is an exciting time, but it can also cause worry and anxiety for expectant mothers, especially inexperienced ones. An expectant mother may worry about the health of her baby, building a safe and healthy environment for her child, and coping with some of the difficulties facing urban families. But now help is available to these families through a unique collaborative known as Success by 6®, a program designed to give children healthier starts in life.

Kennedy Krieger Announces Launch of New Resource Network'

September 3, 2002
Web site and telephone service links Marylanders to information and resources on developmental disabilities

The Resource Network, a project of Kennedy Krieger Institute, is a new service now available for consumers, families and professionals who need quick and easy access to information on developmental disabilities and resources in Maryland.

National Grand Prix "Races" into Kennedy Krieger School

June 4, 2002
Kids with Disabilities Learn Important Lessons at Special Fun Day Evenr

BALTIMORE, MD - Kennedy Krieger High School/Career and Technology Center will be transformed into a mini racing complex on June 12 as students participate in a "Grand Prix Fun Day" from 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. Approximately 100 students, ranging in age from 14 to 21,will rotate through a series of educational "stations," all focused on racing.

Special Conference Gives Parents/Professionals Current Research Findings in Autism

April 5, 2001
Kennedy Krieger Institute Presents "Current Research Findings in Autism"

newFor more information on the 2004 conference, Autism: Early Detection and Intervention in Infants and Young Children, please visit autismconference.kennedykrieger.org

Very Special People Get A Hearty Thanks

May 2, 2001
Kennedy Krieger Institute Hosts Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2001
7-10 p.m.
WHERE: Glass Pavilion
Johns Hopkins University, Levering Hall
3400 North Charles Street
WHAT: 15 years ago, Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) helped pioneer the new concept of therapeutic foster care here in Maryland Kennedy Krieger. Now, May is celebrated as National Foster Parent Month.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Early Head Start and Allstate To Sponsor Water and Safety Day

July 13, 2000
Southeast Baltimore Families to Receive Water and Sun Safety Instruction
WHEN: Thursday, July 13
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Water and Sun Safety Instruction
WHERE: Prince George's Community Pool
Located at 34th/Chillum and Buchanan streets
WHAT: "Water and Sun Safety Day" will provide water and sun safety instruction for parents and children who are served by the Southeast Baltimore Early Head Start Family Support Center.

Kennedy Krieger School Celebrates Special Thanksgiving

November 15, 2001
Contribution Donated for Pain Management Clinic for Children with Chronic Illness

BALTIMORE, MD - From 11 am to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will join the children of Kennedy Krieger School, at 1750 E. Fairmount Avenue in East Baltimore, for a check presentation ceremony and Thanksgiving dinner. The RMHC recently contributed $11,460 to Kennedy Krieger for a non-pharmacological pain management clinic for children with chronic illness. The school has invited RMHC for a special program that will include the singing of "God Bless America" and the presentation of McDonald's giant check.

The Spirit of Giving Comes in All Shapes, Sizes and Forms of Transportation

November 15, 2000
Children of Kennedy Krieger Institute Benefit from Ladies of Harley Davidson's 2nd Annual Toy Run
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2000
Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Leaving from the Harley Davidson Store,
8845 Pulaski Hwy, Rt. 40 E
Arriving at Kennedy Krieger Institute,
707 N. Broadway
WHAT:

Special Needs Children Showcase Artistic Talent at Local Art Center

May 11, 2001
Children with Difficulty Communicating Verbally Voice Themselves Through Artistic Expression

BALTIMORE, MD - Students from the Kennedy Krieger Institute's lower and middle schools and LEAP program (for children with autism), will be showcasing over 50 pieces of original artwork in a special show at the Chesapeake Center for Creative Arts from May 18- June 1. The exhibit will consist of drawings, paintings and three-dimensional pieces including kites, masks and painted shoes.

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