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Learning Opportunities Available though Kennedy Krieger Resource Network

The Community Training Center, part of Kennedy Krieger's Resource Network, will host a number of compelling continuing education courses in the coming months. Seating is limited, but courses are open to all interested parties. Topics include:

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDReading: More than any other subject, it is key to our livelihoods and success in life. Much emphasis is placed on developing reading skills in children at an early age but research shows that even children who were proficient at reading in the primary grades can slip and struggle in adolescence and beyond.

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Festival of Trees is Right Around the Corner

The 18th annual Kennedy Krieger Institute Festival of Trees will be held November 23-25 in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. This three-day event is an exciting holiday-themed festival held to raise funds for the research, treatment, education, and community programs of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimnore.

Success Starts at Home

Allison
Eatough
Specialized foster program gives one young man the foundation he needs to thrive in college

Success Starts at HomeThe first few years of my life, I didn't know much about stability or security. I was in and out of foster care, living with six different families by the time I was eight years old. Then I met Bea and Larry Thomas, who became my foster parents.

A Family’s Journey: Kennedy Krieger’s new Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders helps mother and son live with muscular dystrophy

June 6, 2011
The combination of Dr. Wagner’s expertise and the Institute’s unique understanding of childhood developmental disabilities will give patients at the Center much-needed access to world class facilities, rehabilitative services, and assistive technology under one roof.

A Mother’s Story

It’s 1976 and flash bulbs pop as eager relatives urge seven-year-old Lilleen Walters to smile for the camera. Feeling fancy in her flower girl dress, she fights to curve her lips into a smile to please the wedding guests, but her muscles won’t obey. Days and months go by, and Lilleen still can’t smile. Doctors believe she is depressed, and recommend counseling and antidepressants. They don’t help.

No hablo inglés: Helping Spanish-speaking families with special needs

June 6, 2011

Buenos días. Gracias por llamar al Kennedy Krieger Institute. ¿Cómo le puedo ayudar?

If the line of text above is confusing, imagine living in a world where every word, every conversation is a mystery. Imagine needing services but not being able to access them because you don’t speak the language.

 

No hablo inglés: Helping Spanish-speaking families with special needs

June 3, 2011

Buenos días. Gracias por llamar al Kennedy Krieger Institute. ¿Cómo le puedo ayudar?

If the line of text above is confusing, imagine living in a world where every word, every conversation is a mystery. Imagine needing services but not being able to access them because you don’t speak the language.

 

Q&A: Ask the Expert

June 3, 2011
In order to address our readers’ interests and needs more directly, Touch magazine is launching an “Ask the Expert” column. If you have a question about a pediatric developmental disorder, send it to us via e-mail atasktheexpert@kennedykrieger.org

KKI Joins National Child Traumatic Stress Network Family Center to use $1.6 million grant to improve care of traumatized children

June 3, 2011

Each year, more than 900,000 American children experience some type of trauma—physical or sexual abuse, community violence, family crises. For nearly two decades, Kennedy Krieger’s Family Center has helped children in the Baltimore area recover from abuse, neglect, out-of-home placement and other traumatic events. In October, the Center became one of 54 members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), a two-year-old federal initiative designed to improve the treatment of traumatized children throughout the United States.

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June 3, 2011

Institute’s Dr. Frank Pidcock to Lecture in Japan

The Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine has invited Kennedy Krieger’s Dr. Frank Pidcock to be a Traveling Fellow for 2005. Dr. Pidcock will head to Japan in August 

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