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JULY 1, 2016
Joe Surkiewicz: Center focuses on a vulnerable population

The Daily Record
A new joint initiative between the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities and the University of Baltimore School of Law aims to bring together law students, volunteer attorneys, and Kennedy Krieger students and patients with unique legal needs. Read more.

FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Faculty Interview: Maureen van Stone 
Maureen van Stone discussed the legal requirements for identifying a student with a specific learning disability with Kennedy Krieger's Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education (CILSE) fellows. Read more.

Joe Surkiewicz: Project HEAL Celebrates 10 Years of Protecting the Rights of Children With Disabilities
The Daily Record
Project HEAL and van Stone on Thursday will celebrate 10 years as Maryland's only medical-legal partnership of lawyers and healthcare professionals working together to address the medical and legal needs of patients. Read more.

JUNE 16, 2015
Offit Kurman Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Project HEAL With Silver Sponsorship
Offit Kurman will join in commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Project HEAL as a Silver Sponsor of the celebration event in September. Read more.

APRIL 16, 2015
Ballard Spahr and Project HEAL Help Families of Children with Disabilities
Ballard Spahr attorneys in Baltimore have directed nearly $10,000 in firm and individual charitable contributions to Project HEAL. Read more.

MARCH 17, 2015
Joe Surkiewicz: Helping Law Students in the Public Interest
The Daily Record
Last summer, the Maryland Public Interest Law Project made 25 grants to University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students, allowing them to spend their summers interning at places such as the Homeless Persons Representation Project, the Public Justice Center, the Maryland Disability Law Center, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the ACLU of Maryland. Read more.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Project HEAL Helps Families Navigate the Disabilities Maze
The Baltimore Sun
Project HEAL is a legal and clinical nonprofit that offers low- to moderate-income parents help in navigating the often-mystifying systems by which counties and school districts classify, educate and otherwise serve their developmentally disabled children. Read more

JULY 26, 2014
Benedictine Explores Collaboration with Md. Center for Developmental Disabilities
The Star Democrat
Benedictine School hopes to provide technical assistance, information, and training opportunities for families of students with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities through a partnership with Project HEAL. Read more

JUNE 2014
Hospital Charitable Services Awards Feature Project HEAL's Innovative Fundraising Initiative
Jackson Healthcare
Project HEAL establishes sustainable fundraising effort with REMAX Preferred. Read more.

MAY 2014
Alumni Inspire at Awards Ceremony
Whittier Law
Whittier Law School alumnus Maureen van Stone receives Distinguished Alumni Service Award for her work with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities. Read more.

FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Alumni Awards
Whittier Law
Project HEAL director Maureen Van Stone to be honored at the 7th Annual Alumni Awards and Reunion Reception. Read more

JANUARY 29, 2014
Ballard Spahr Teams with Kennedy Krieger Institute on Project HEAL
Ballard Spahr, LLP
Ballard Spahr is partnering with ProjectHEAL to help low and moderate-income families who are raising children with disabilities navigate the legal and health care systems. Read more

About the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School
Michigan Law
Physicians from across the U.S. discuss how medical-legal partnerships positively impact their patients and clinical practice. Listen to the podcast.

AUGUST 19, 2013
Ben Jackson Spends Summer at the Intersection of Law and Medicine
Penn State Law
Public Interest Law Fellow Ben Jackson '14 spent his summer at Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law), a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Read more.

JULY 2, 2013
Six Hospital Leaders Named to National Awards Program's Advisory Board
PR Newswire
Leaders representing six award-winning hospital programs have joined forces as an advisory board for the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. Read more.

MARCH 2013
Project HEAL Wins National Charitable Services Award
Maryland Bar Journal
At a banquet in Atlanta, Georgia on February 13, 2013, Project HEAL, a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, was named a 2012 Program of Excellence as part of the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson Healthcare. Read more.

FEBRUARY 28, 2013
The Daily Record Names Its 2013 Top 100 Women
The Daily Record
The Daily Record is proud to announce its 2013 Top 100 Women. Since 1996, we’ve recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Read more.

NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Maureen van Stone Receives Law Award
The Daily Record
The Daily Record's Leadership in Law chose Maureen van Stone to recieve their Outstanding Leaders in Law award. Read more.

Parental Guidance
Johns Hopkins Magazine
For parents of kids with special needs, the annual IEP meeting can be daunting, and sometimes adversarial. Lisa Brecher started HEAR to let parents know they don't have to go at it alone. Read more.

MAY 10, 2012
Schools Suspension at Age 4 or 5: Is That Too Young? Experts Weigh in on Growing Problem in Maryland Schools
Each year, hundreds of children between the ages of 4 and 5 are suspended from Maryland schools, but is that too young? WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins talked with experts to expose the growing social and academic problem. Read more.

FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Maureen van Stone: People on the Move
Baltimore Business Journal
Maureen van Stone, Esq., M.S., Director of Project HEAL, a medical-legal partnership between Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the Associate Director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, and a resident of Towson, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, its 20th Anniversary Class. Read more.

JULY 4, 2011
Joe Surkiewicz: With a pro bono boost, Project HEAL expands
The Daily Record
Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia feature more than 225 medical-legal partnerships that help low-income patients and families with a wide array of legal services, such as assistance with special education, public benefits, landlord/tenant problems, advanced medical directives, medical insurance and family law. Read more.

Pro Bono Program for Patients: An expanded medical and legal program at Kennedy Krieger provides free services to help families and patients navigate complex issues
Children’s Hospital Today
Kennedy Krieger Children's Hospital recently expanded its medical-legal partnership, Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law), with the addition of a new staff attorney and regional law firm partnership. Read more.

Kennedy Krieger Recognizes Project HEAL Funders

On Monday, May 22, 2017, Kennedy Krieger Institute honored Project HEAL’s partners Jim MacLaughlin, Kevin Havens and Ron Howard from RE/MAX Preferred with the Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.  Community Spirit award. The award, presented to RE/MAX at the Institute’s society party, honors those who, like its namesake Henry Rosenberg, have demonstrated service to Kennedy Krieger and the community at large.

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