Kennedy Krieger Institute's Montgomery County School Receives Lowe's Grant For New Library And Media Center

August 25, 2008
$50,000 provides funding for materials and technology

Baltimore, Md. Kennedy Krieger Institute's Montgomery County School was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation to help provide critically needed educational services to middle- and high-school-aged students with autism spectrum disorders.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Autism Campaign Receives National Acclaim

September 15, 2008
Ad Council Endorses Public Service Campaign for First National Autism Registry

(Baltimore, MD) Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the launch of a new, national public service campaign to promote the Interactive Autism Network (known as the IAN Project), a web initiative funded by Autism Speaks. The campaign, which educates viewers on how the IAN Project is accelerating the pace of autism research by encouraging parents of children with autism to enroll, received a prestigious national endorsement from the Ad Council, a distinction awarded to independently produced public service announcements (PSAs).

Initial Data from First U.S. Autism Registry Reveals Important Insights for Research Community

May 15, 2008

(Baltimore, MD) Initial data from the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Interactive Autism Network (IAN), the first U.S. autism registry, will be presented at the 7th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research 2008 (IMFAR) in London, UK on May 15-17.

First National Autism Registry Shows Notable Impact On Autism Research in Opening Year

March 31, 2008
IAN Project facilitates opportunities for parents of children with autism and researchers to connect

Read One-Year IAN Anniversary Update
Watch IAN Parent Video - "If I Could Do One Thing"

(Baltimore, MD) On April 2, the Kennedy Krieger Institute will commemorate World Autism Awareness Day and National Autism Awareness Month with the one-year anniversary of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), the first national autism registry.

New Study Shows Autism-Related Developmental "Red Flags" Identifiable At Age Two In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

June 1, 2006
Findings Present Window of Opportunity for Detection and Intervention Before Typical Diagnosis at Age Three or Four

(Baltimore, MD) - Early detection of autism is critical for early intervention, yet autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically not diagnosed until after three years of age. However, a study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found differences between typically developing children and those with ASD are detectable by two years of age. Because there are currently no medical diagnostic tests for autism, identifying developmental disruptions in infants and very young children with ASD may allow for earlier detection and critical intervention.

Area Dentist Uses Whiter Smiles to Brighten the Lives of Kennedy Krieger Kids

April 13, 2006
Unique Program Benefits Children with Autism & Local Residents

(BALTIMORE, MD) - Today, the dentistry team at downtown Baltimore's Federal Hill Smiles announced that during the next three months, professional teeth whitening procedures will be generously offered in exchange for patients' personal donations to local and national children's charities.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Expands Autism Education Services into Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

September 18, 2007
Specialty Autism School Opens Today in Montgomery County; Features Individualized Programs, High Staff to Student Ratio, Community and Work-Based Learning

View WUSA-TV report on the new Kennedy Krieger autism school in Montgomery County, Maryland - October 17, 2007

Research Update: Down syndrome and Autism

July 28, 2008
Correlations of Autistic Behaviors Shown in Children with Down syndrome

Kennedy Krieger Research Update: Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann

In a continuation of his research looking at children with a co-diagnosis of both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other well-known genetic disorders, Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann and colleagues recently published a study that examined the difference in brain structure between children with either Down syndrome alone and children with both Down syndrome and ASD. Dr.

New Study Shows Half of Children With Autism Can Be Accurately Diagnosed at Close to One Year of Age

July 2, 2007
Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Recognize Children with Autism Earlier than Ever Before, Paving the Way for Earlier Intervention and Improved Outcomes

View NBC Today Show video on earlier detection and intervention for autism findings with Dr. Rebecca Landa

IAN Update on May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007
One Month After Launch, Interactive Autism Network Reports 13,000 Registered Participants Eager to Accelerate Autism Research

(Baltimore, MD)-The Interactive Autism Network (IAN)-the first national online autism registry spearheaded by the Kennedy Krieger Institute-has registered an unprecedented number of individuals and families living with autism. Never before have researchers been offered access to such a large pool of family-provided data on this puzzling disorder. In only one month, IAN ( has achieved significant milestones:

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