We are dedicated to bringing the latest knowledge about ASD, social communication delays, and child and adolescent development to families, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers.

Topics include early detection, evidence-based interventions, mental health, personal well-being, child and adolescent development, education, behavior management, transition planning, and much more. Speakers are dynamic and informative. Numerous venues are used to make this information available, including our annual conference, free Lunch and Learns, community outreach efforts, and more. Our events are a fabulous way for families and individuals with ASD or other social and communication difficulties to connect and share stories, resources, and helpful tips.

Here is what people are saying about their experiences at our events:

"This is the most amazing and interesting research in autism that I've ever heard. Extremely encouraging and knowledgeable. Thank you!"

"Loved how passionate and genuinely excited she was about the material. Videos were so helpful!"

"I really enjoyed learning more about how to advocate for individuals w/ ASD from someone who has experienced it firsthand."

"Excellent presentation! Very helpful, practical strategies provided."

"Very engaging and relevant; The presentation included realistic strategies to use at home and school."

"Perfect balance of evidence and intervention strategies! Thank you!"

Below is a calendar of events coming up at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders:

Upcoming Event

  • Friends of CARD!

    Event : Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 12:00 to 15:00

    A day on Hawks Hollow Farm with Friends of CARD Pack a picnic and head out for a fun-filled day on the farm with Friends of CARD. Each family will be able to participate in the following activities: Pony Rides Petting Zoo (pigs, goats, sheep, minature cows, chickens, ducks and alpacas) Decrating miniature horses Playground/Picnic area Fun with ROARY (CARD Mascot) Admission to this event is $10 per family. Cash and credit cards accepted. Please note that photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By attending this event, you are consenting to allow Kennedy Krieger Institute to the use of your image for current and future promotional purposes. If you would prefer not be photographed, please let the photographer know.

  • STAR Training: Regulating Technology Use

    Event : Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:30 to 12:30

    This training provides information on the positive and negative effects of technology use, reviews the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations of media use in children, and discusses realistic implementation of screen time at home and how to decrease screen time. Presenter: Hilary May, MS, CCC-SLP and Marissa Houdek, MS, CCC-SLP are speech-language pathologists at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). This is a FREE event! Located in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Greenspring Campus (Creamer Building, 3901 Greenspring Ave Baltimore, MD 21211)

  • STAR Training: Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Event : Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 11:30 to 12:30

    The purpose of this presentation is to discuss child growth and the general principles of a healthy diet. Additionally, this presentation will cover the nutrition and feeding challenges commonly found among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Presenter: Andrea Heyman, MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN is a nutritionist with Kennedy Krieger Institute specializing in weight management. She is interested in developing materials and methods to help individuals with disabilities engage in implementing healthy eating habits. This is a FREE event! Located in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Greenspring Campus (Creamer Building, 3901 Greenspring Ave Baltimore, MD 21211)

  • STAR Training: Getting Started with AAC: Strategies and Activities for Introducing Communication Supports to Your Child & Their Intervention Team

    Event : Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 11:30 to 12:30

    This training will discuss the processes of programming a new Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) system, activities for introducing AAC in the home and community settings, and ways to build collaborative relationships between school, home, and community providers. Presenters: Melissa Folsom Subock, MS, CCC-SLP This is a FREE Event! Located in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Greenspring Campus (Creamer Building, 3901 Greenspring Ave Baltimore, MD 21211)

  • CARD's 19th Annual Autism Conference

    Event : Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, October 25, 2019 - 04:30

    Save the Date: CARD's 19th Annual Autism Conference - October 24 & 25, 2019! www.autismconference.kennedykrieger.org