CBS Baltimore: Kennedy Krieger Joins Largest Genetic Study Into Autism; Researchers Looking for Families to Participate

Ericka Wodka, a neuropsychologist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger, talks to CBS Baltimore about the Institute's participation in SPARK, the largest genetic study of autism in history that aims to help better specialize the treatment and medical care for individuals with autism. Learn more.


FOX Baltimore: Brain Injury Awareness Month

Dr. Stacy Suskauer, co-director of Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery, shares what parents can do to prevent brain injuries this sports season as we mark Brain Injury Awareness Month. Learn more.


WBAL-TV 11: Couple donates thousands of shoes to children with special needs in memory of their son

In honor of what would have been their son, Xavier’s, 10th birthday, a Maryland family donated more than 1,700 pairs of shoes and socks to benefit children with special needs at Kennedy Krieger. Watch their story.


Reuters: More U.S. youth seeking help during psychiatric emergencies

The number of young people visiting U.S. emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses, a new study led by Dr. Luke Kalb suggests. Read more.


ABC Nightline: Doctors race to find out more about polio-like disorder AFM before next wave of illnesses

Four-year-old Camdyn Carr began the fight of his life two months ago at Kennedy Krieger Institute, where he was first diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The Carr family have remained steady in the battle as their child’s body fights a modern day medical mystery that left him mostly paralyzed and nearly killed him. Read Camdyn’s story.


The Baltimore Sun: After a rare disease partially paralyzed a Taneytown boy, his family shares his story to help others

Diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that can bring on sudden paralysis in children, Elijah went from what seemed like a bad cold in late September, to being unable to move is right arm, sit up or lift his head by October. Read how our experts are helping Eli.


The Jewish Times: At 73, Influential Lainy Lebow-Sachs Retires

For the past few years, a rare polio-like illness has been striking otherwise healthy children, often after a mild respiratory illness or fever. Cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, reached record-high numbers in 2018. Follow the rehabilitation journeys of three children and hear from experts at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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PBS News Hour: Racing to understand the polio-like illness paralyzing kids

For the past few years, a rare polio-like illness has been striking otherwise healthy children, often after a mild respiratory illness or fever. Cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, reached record-high numbers in 2018. Follow the rehabilitation journeys of three children and hear from experts at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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Science Magazine: Johns Hopkins Medicine & Kennedy Krieger named certified Mitochondrial Medicine Center

Serving as the Center’s Clinical Director, Dr. Hilary Vernon believes the new Mitochondrial Medicine Center – part of the Mitochondrial Care Network – will further the Institute’s mission to offer state-of-the-art medical care to patients and families who are living with Mitochondrial disorders.
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Baltimore Sun: Paralympic athlete Tatyana McFadden presents Kennedy Krieger trainers with Order of Ikkos Medical

More than two decades after her adoption from a Russian orphanage, Tatyana McFadden, 29, is a Paralympic athlete in wheelchair racing and the winner of seven gold medals. She credits much of her success to two trainers and the co-founders of Kennedy Krieger’s Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation Program, the Bennett Blazers.
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JMore: Making Headway

In the October issue of JMore, Dr. Suskauer and Dr. Slomine share their experience leading Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery.
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Spectrum: The Hidden Danger of Suicide in Autism 

Drs. Paul Lipkin and Roma Vasa discuss risks and solutions for suicidal ideation unique to individuals with autism.
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NBC Nightly News: ADHD a biological condition, not just behavioral, new research shows

Dr. Mark Mahone discusses research findings that reveal ADHD is a biological condition.
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The Hechinger Report: We’ve got to train special education teachers to be leaders as well as educators

Nancy Grasmick discusses the importance of training teachers so they are able to teach all of their students, including those with disabilities. 
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U.S. News & World Report: A Child with ADHD Likely to Have Additional Behavioral Issues, Anxiety

Dr. E. Mark Mahone discusses some of the most common comorbid conditions with ADHD and the importance of early intervention. Read article

 


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WJZ-TV: Kennedy Krieger Aquatic Therapy Helps Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Rachel Mertins, a physical therapist at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, discusses the benefits of aquatic therapy. 
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WBFF-TV: Brain and Spine Injury Awareness

Kennedy Krieger's own Rebecca Martin and Dr. Stacy Suskauer discuss the importance of safety measures for avoiding brain and spinal cord injuries. 
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WJZ-TV: Baltimore Toddler Recovering From Pediatric Stroke

WJZ-TV talks to Dr. Frank Pidcock to learn more about how Kennedy Krieger patient Brooke Wolcott is recovering from a stroke that left her unable to move her left side. 
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U.S. News & World Report: Are Brains Different for Kids Who Have ADHD?

Dr. E. Mark Mahone offers expertise on the neuroscience of ADHD. 
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The Huffington Post: Prevention is Key to Reduce Spring Concussion Spike

Dr. Stacy Suskauer offers expertise on the seasonal increase in brain injury seen during the spring.
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BBC Two: Life Now with Half a Brain

Dr. Amy Bastian, Chief Scientific Officer, discusses the brain and its plasticity in this BBC Two segment about Jody Graves, a former Kennedy Krieger patient who had half of her brain removed when she was three-years-old. 
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WBAL-TV: Stimulating Brain Can Speed Up Concussion Recovery, Doctor Says

Dr. Stacy Suskauer discusses how concussion treatment is changing as more is learned about the way young brains heal. 
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WBAL-TV: Bennett Blazers Blaze Path for Athletes with Special Needs

Kennedy Krieger’s Bennett Blazers offers kids a sports program and Olive and Willow show there is nothing they can’t do. 
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Baltimore's Child: Teaching Kids – and Adults - the ABC’s of Affection

Dr. Rebecca Landa and Dr. Kiely Law discuss the challenge that children with special needs have in learning how to give and receive affection at appropriate times.
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Washington Post: To get your kids to listen to you, try writing it all down

Expert from our Center for Autism and Related Disorders talks about why visual aids work.
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