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Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) Parent Trainings Archive - 2016

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger STAR trainings archive for 2016 is listed below.

To see a list of upcoming STAR trainings, please visit our Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) Parent Trainings page.

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These resources include information, tips, toolkits and guides about creating, compiling and storing healthcare records.

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Wellness and Prevention Resources

Use the links below to learn more about nutrition, recreation, safety and other resources available for individuals with disabilities.  

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Abnormalities of the DNA methylation mark and its machinery: an emerging cause of neurologic dysfunction.

Recently, Mendelian disorders of the DNA methylation machinery have been described which demonstrate the complex roles of epigenetics in neurodevelopment and disease. For example, defects of DNMT1, the maintenance methyltransferase, lead to adult-onset progressive neurologic disorders, whereas defects of the de novo methyltransferases DNMT3A and DNMT3B lead to nonprogressive neurodevelopmental conditions.
Author: 
Bjornsson HT
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Histone deacetylase inhibition rescues structural and functional brain deficits in a mouse model of Kabuki syndrome.

Kabuki syndrome is caused by haploinsufficiency for either of two genes that promote the opening of chromatin. If an imbalance between open and closed chromatin is central to the pathogenesis of Kabuki syndrome, agents that promote chromatin opening might have therapeutic potential. We have characterized a mouse model of Kabuki syndrome with a heterozygous deletion in the gene encoding the lysine-specific methyltransferase 2D (Kmt2d), leading to impairment of methyltransferase function.
Author: 
Dietz HC

NCRSF Charity Golf Outing 2017

Join us on Monday, October 16th at the Mount Vernon County Club in Alexandria, VA for the 4th annual National Capital Region Security Forum Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Rehabilitation Center for Traumatic Brain Injuries. This event will raise money to support Traumatic Brain Injury research and care for children and adolescents by improving the lives of those affected. You can help us make an immediate positive impact on individuals.

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WBAL-TV: Kids head over heels in Kicks for X campaign

A familiar face at PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, Xavier was known for his "cool kicks." On what would have been his 8th birthday, his family donated nearly 300 pairs of shoes to benefit other children with special needs as they sought to remember their son. Learn more about Xavier and his family by watching this WBAL-TV segment.

Light It Up Blue Parade

Join Kennedy Krieger Institute on Sunday evening, April 2nd at the fabulous Light It Up BLUE Parade in recognition of Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Day. Inspiring speakers will kick-off the event from the main stage area on the harbor side of the Maryland Science Center.

The parade will be led by a marching band that includes a member of the autism spectrum community followed by Kennedy Krieger staff, patients, families, friends and community partners. The first 200 people will receive a free tie-dye shirt and a glow stick.

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The Huffington Post: Prevention is Key to Reduce Spring Concussion Spike

Dr. Stacy Suskauer, Co-Director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery at Kennedy Krieger, discusses the seasonal increase in brain injury that occurs during the spring and provides tips on how to keep children safe during the upcoming warm weather months. Read the story.

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WBAL-TV: Stimulating Brain Can Speed Up Concussion Recovery, Doctor Says

Dr. Stacy Suskauer, co-director of Kennedy Krieger's Concussion Clinic, discusses concussions and how guidelines for treatment are evolving as doctors learn more about how young brains heal.

Also featured in this segment is Morgan Baird, a former Concussion Clinic patient, and her mother, Lizzy Baird, who discuss Morgan's accident and how her doctors' unconventional treatment plan helped lead to her recovery.

Family Reunion Picnic & Resource Fair at Oregon Ridge

The Therapeutic Foster Care's Family Reunion Picnic will be held on Sunday September 24th at Oregon Ridge Park (13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030). This year's event will feature a Wellness and Resource Fair.

Wellness and Resource Fair: 12-2 p.m.
Picnic: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Foster Parent Dinner

Join us for our annual Foster Parent Dinner, where we will honor the people who make a difference in the lives of children through our Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Program. This year, we will celebrate our 30th anniversary and recognize all of our foster parents who have reached milestones throughout the years. 

Our emcee will be a local Baltimore celebrity and music will be provided by Jon Boesche of Mix 106.5.

This event will be held at Martin's West (6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244).
 

 

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