The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute Professional Development and Continuing Education program is committed to partnering with local and state agencies, national leaders, people with disabilities and their families, health and allied health professionals, and community members to provide evidence-based training across a broad spectrum of topics, technical assistance and evaluation to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families.

Our training mission is to increase awareness, knowledge and competency in a wide range of settings and across a number of categories of content. Our goal is to support and enhance professional development opportunities for professionals and community members and expand their knowledge and skills to engage in effective advocacy in such areas as special education and law, human behavior and behavior supports, mental health and disabilities.

For more information on any of these training opportunities, please contact Mirian Ofonedu, PhD, Director of Training, at (443) 923-9555 or email

Upcoming Training and Events

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Schools and Community:

Customized Workshops

The MCDD is committed to bringing our trainings to an agency or a community group through customized workshops. Customized workshops provide the opportunity to assess the training needs of an agency or a community group and design a program from our menu of training topics that are relevant to their mission and goals. Please contact us to discuss your workshop needs by completing this form.

Training Requests



Related Materials and Information:

Community and Professional Development Training Program: Training Menu-at-a-Glance

Community and Professional Development Training Fact Sheet

Helpful Training Handouts

Early Screening of Children for Developmental Delays Resource Guide
Helpful Mentoring Resources
Paws & Relax: Animal Assisted Interventions Resource Guide
Self-Care Resource Guide
Sexual Health and IDD Resources
Supporting Parents at the Time of Their Child’s Disability Diagnosis: A Resource Guide for Providers Navigating College Transitions and Financial Aid: Supporting Students with Disabilities and their Families: Webinar Resources

Training Videos

Title: Navigating College Transitions and Financial Aid: Supporting Students with Disabilities and Their Families
Date: May 4, 2022