Kennedy Krieger Institute complies with standards, regulations and guidelines of accreditation organizations and regulatory agencies.


  • The Joint Commission (TJC)

Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and has achieved federal deemed status. (TJC quality report.)

The Joint Commission (TJC)

US Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CLIA (CLIA ID #21D0649789)

State of Maryland Licenses  

  • Maryland Department of Health

    Office of Health Care Quality

    • Hospital (Special Pediatric and Special Rehabilitation)
    • Genetics Laboratory
  • Maryland Department of Health

     Developmental Disabilities Administration

    • CORE Foundations
  • Maryland Department of Human Services

    Licensed Child Placement Agency: Treatment Foster Care

    • Therapeutic Foster Care


  • Maryland State Department of Education

    • Kennedy Krieger School: Fairmount Campus
    • Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus
    • LEAP (Lifeskills and Education for Students with Autism and Pervasive Behavioral Challenges Program)
    • Kennedy Krieger School: Powder Mill Campus
    • Kennedy Krieger School: Southern Maryland Campus
  • Maryland State Department of Education 

    Division of Early Childhood

NCASES Accreditation

National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services Accredited

All five Kennedy Krieger School Programs are accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES). Accreditation is based on compliance to fifty standards covering the range of processes, procedures, and practices critical to the functioning of a special education setting.