Autism Spectrum Disorders

ABC Baltimore (WMAR-TV): Autism on the Rise: Awareness to Blame?

May 23, 2014
Insight from Kennedy Krieger experts and families helps others understand the challenges

Even before Michelle Landrum enrolled her son Clark in preschool, she noticed something was amiss. Being around other children was difficult, and the boy’s anxiety and sensitivity to light and sound concerned the Towson mother enough that she took him to the Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute for tests. Watch online.

CBS Baltimore (WJZ-TV): Kennedy Krieger Helps Break the Silence with Annual ROAR for Autism Fundraiser

April 22, 2014
A family shares how an early autism diagnosis led them to Kennedy Krieger’s early intervention program

The prevalence of autism is growing in the United States. It now affects one of every 68 children. Ron Matz reports some of the most important research into the social disability is being done right here in Baltimore [at Kennedy Krieger Institute]. Read more.

Time: U.S. Autism Rates Jump 30% From 2012

March 27, 2014
Dr. Rebecca Landa of Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism & Related Disorders weighs in on the new autism prevalence rate.

If we’re identifying children at four years old, they are almost ready for kindergarten, and they don’t have the language readiness or the social foundation for walking into a kindergarten classroom,” says Rebecca Landa, director of the center for autism and related disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, who was not involved in the survey. “Without the infrastructure of skills they need, it’s a heartbreaking arrangement for the child. We want to try to give them the early foundational skills as early in life as possible.

The Plain Dealer: Can You Identify Signs of Autism in a One-Year-Old?

February 27, 2014
Video tutorial from Kennedy Krieger expert illustrates the early signs of autism

While most children with autism are diagnosed by age 4, many researchers feel the earliest signs of the developmental disorder show up in babies as young as six to 18 months. That’s why the Kennedy Krieger Institute and other research groups have created simple videos available online comparing the behaviors of typically developing infants and toddlers with those of children with suspected autism. Read more.

Understanding Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Jul 16 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Therapeutic Foster Care
2901 E. Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Partners with Kennedy Krieger Institute to Illuminate Baltimore City Hall for Autism Awareness Month; Part of International “Light It Up Blue” Campaign

March 30, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore City Hall will be bathed in blue lights during the month of April, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins the Kennedy Krieger Institute to recognize the millions of families facing the challenges of autism. On April 2, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, Baltimore City Hall will flip the switch to take part in Light It Up Blue – shining a bright spotlight on autism, a complex, life altering, developmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 68 children in the U.S.

Honestly Autism Day

Apr 18 2015 (All day)

Radisson Hotel North Baltimore
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

The Kennedy Krieger School Programs and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders are both proud sponsors of Honestly Autism Day.

Parents, family, caregivers, and individuals with autism come together for activities, learning, and fun to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. How Toddlers With Autism Behave

July 15, 2013
A new online video autism tutorial from Kennedy Krieger can help parents recognize the early signs of autism.

Given the prevalence of autism these days, both statistically (about 1 in 88 kids has it) and in the news, it’s natural for new parents to watch their babies for signs of autism. Now a new video on the early signs of autism is available free to parents, and it’s very insightful.

Paint for Autism

Apr 17 2015 - 7:00pm

Bennett Gymnasium
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3835 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

In honor of Autism Awarness month and ROAR for Autism, the Kennedy Krieger Center for Autism and Related Disorders has partnered with Painted Palette Baltimore to host “Paint for Autism.” A custom Autism Awareness painting is being created exclusively for this event, and a qualified Painted Palette Instructor will show everyone how to create the masterpiece themselves!

ROAR for Autism 2015

Apr 26 2015 - 6:30am - 11:30am

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030


Join us on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at ROAR for Autism – a run, walk and family festival at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD to raise funds for autism research at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Syndicate content