Autism Spectrum Disorders Research

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Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

June 5, 2013
Kennedy Krieger researchers find children with co-occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders face greater impairments

BALTIMORE, Md. -- In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of children with ASD also have clinically significant ADHD symptoms.

Kennedy Krieger Institute and Partek Incorporated Awarded $1.8M NIH Grant

May 22, 2013
Research partnership aimed at developing computational tools to analyze genomic data from patients with autism spectrum disorder and mental health disorders

St. Louis, MO--Partek Incorporated is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Kennedy Krieger Institute it has been awarded $1.8M by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop commercial software to analyze human genetic changes that will illuminate chromosomal abnormalities that underlie conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. 

13th Annual Autism Conference: Autism - Advances in Research and Services

Oct 24 2013 - 8:00am - Oct 25 2013 - 4:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Maryland 21093

About the Event:

This year's Autism Conference features some of the nation's leading experts in the field, on the topics including: 

Light It Up Blue - Autism Awareness Month Event

Apr 2 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

War Memorial Plaza
(located in front of City Hall)
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD

Run, Bike, Walk and “ROAR For Autism” with Kennedy Krieger Institute

March 21, 2013
Participants put one foot—or pedal—in front of the other to raise awareness and critical research funds

BALTIMORE, Md. -- For the 9th year, Kennedy Krieger Institute is marking April’s Autism Awareness Month with its annual ROAR for Autism, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, event on Sunday, April 28 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. As one of the nation’s leaders in autism research, Kennedy Krieger Institute strives to provide early diagnosis and develop effective treatments for this brain-based disorder.

Trenditions Cut-A-Thon Autism Fundraiser

Apr 20 2013 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Trenditions Salon
1834 E. Joppa Road
Parkville, MD 21234

About This Event:

Trenditions Salon will hold a cut-a-thon on Sunday, April 20, 2013 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) to benefit children with autism at Kennedy Krieger Institute.  

$25 donation = Shampoo, Cut & Style

$15 donation - Shampoo & Style

Appointments are strongly recommended. Raffles & 50/50's sold prior to and day of the event. 

Speech Emerges In Children On The Autism Spectrum With Severe Language Delay At Greater Rate Than Previously Thought

March 4, 2013
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders reveals key predictors of speech gains

BALTIMORE, Md. -- New findings published in Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) by the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders reveal that 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have a history of severe language delay, achieved phrase or fluent speech by age eight.

ROAR For Autism 2013

Apr 28 2013 - 6:30am - 12:00pm

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

ABOUT THE EVENT

ROAR for Autism is a bike ride, run, walk, and family fun festival dedicated to raising funds for Autism research and programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The 25-mile bike ride and our new 5k run and family fun walk is geared towards families and individuals of all ages and experience levels. The event also offers fun family festivities, entertainment, and refreshments.

New Study Finds Bullying Causes Significant Short-Term Emotional And Physical Consequences For Children With Autism

January 10, 2013
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism and psychiatric comorbidities are at especially high risk of being bullied

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Nearly 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience emotional trauma as a result of being bullied, according to findings published today in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, while a significant portion were concerned for their own safety at school. The study also found that children with ASD who presented with pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses were at incr

Using Visuals for Children with ASD: The Do's and Don'ts

Jul 3 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

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