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Working with Birth Families: Part 2

This training is a 3-part series. Parents must register in advance for all three sessions (March, April and May) and will receive 2 additional training hours for completing the series. The series will focus on supporting the treatment parent’s role in working with birth families. Seating is limited.

This training will be held at 2901 E. Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD 21213.

To RSVP for training and childcare, please contact Christal McRae-Remy at 443-923-5889 or McRaeRemy@kennedykrieger.org.

            

Understanding Permanency

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

Support Group

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

Working with Birth Families: Part 1

This training is a 3-part series. Parents must register in advance for all three sessions (March, April and May) and will receive 2 additional training hours for completing the series. The series will focus on supporting the treatment parent’s role in working with birth families. Seating is limited.

This training will be held at 2901 E. Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD 21213.

To RSVP for training and childcare, please contact Christal McRae-Remy at 443-923-5889 or McRaeRemy@kennedykrieger.org.

            

Grief and Loss: Strategies to Manage Transition

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

DDA Town Hall Meeting

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

BDataPro Software for Real-Time Behavior Data Collection

BDataPro is a computer program that allows for real time data collection of multiple frequency and duration-based behaviors, summary of behavioral data (in terms of average responses per min, percentage of 10-s intervals, and cumulative responses within 10-s bins), and calculation of reliability coefficients. This program may be advantageous to behavior analysts as a means to obtain precise behavioral data while automating data analysis.

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Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill

Hosted by the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, this event will include a brain injury awareness fair, a briefing titled “Faces of Brain Injury: The Invisible Disability Affecting Children and Adults” and a reception celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month. A representative from Kennedy Krieger will be in attendance serving as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board for TBI and as a member of the board of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland.

Sport Your Helmet to Work Day

Join us in building awareness of brain health, safety and injury prevention by wearing your favorite child-friendly helmet to work on March 21, Brain Injury Awareness Day.

Show that helmets can be fun, colorful and protective all at the same time. Feel free to decorate yours! Don't forget to share you photos on social media. #SportYourHelmet

Brain Injury Awareness Day in Annapolis

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness day in Annapolis, the Governor’s Advisory Board for Traumatic Brain Injury is hosting an open house for legislators and staffers to have face-to-face discussions about the gaps in service for persons with traumatic brain injury. A representative from Kennedy Krieger serves on the Governor’s Advisory Board and will attend. Following the open house, the Board will have their regular quarterly meeting and members will visit their delegates and senators.

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KREZ - Overcoming Odds to Get Back on the Mountain

Kennedy Krieger's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) and Challenge Aspen recently took ICSCI patients on an adaptive ski trip to Snowmass, Colorado. Lizz Dunn, an ICSCI patient, discusses her spinal cord injury and what it felt like to be able to hit the slopes again. Click here to read the article.

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WBAL-TV: Bennett Blazers blazes path for athletes with special needs

Kennedy Krieger's Bennett Blazers adaptive sports program has shown Willow and Olive Weidhammer, two sisters from Ellicott City, that there is nothing they can't do. Both girls have spina bifida, while Willow also suffers from hydrocephalus. Thanks to the Bennett Blazers, the sisters have had the opportunity to play a variety of sports, including hockey, sled hockey and tennis.

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Frederick News-Post: Romanchuk's excellence in track carries over to the slopes

Months after participating in the Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janiero, Daniel Romanchuk, a Bennett Blazers adaptive sports program alumnus, took up Nordic skiing. Now, Daniel is training and preparing to head to South Korea for a World Cup Nordic skiing event in March. Learn more about Daniel and his athletic journey here.

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Baltimore's Child: Teaching Kids - and Adults - the ABC's of Affection

Drs. Rebecca Landa and Kiely Law discuss the challenges that children with special needs have in learning how to give and receive affection at appropriate times, as well as the challenges parents experience when teaching their children the appropriate ways to show affection, in this Baltimore's Child article.

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The Baltimore Sun: Winters Mill to offer sensory movie experience for kids with autism

On February 2, Winters Mill High School will host a sensory movie night. In addition to a movie screening, the night will also feature informational sessions for the families of children with autism. Among the presenters are Kennedy Krieger's own Bonnie Van Metre and Barbara Obst.

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The Aspen Times: East Coast Adaptive Skier Finally Lives Colorado Dream

Thanks to an adaptive ski trip to Snowmass, Liz Dunn, a patient at Kennedy Krieger's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, was recently able to live out her childhood dreams of skiing in Colorado. Liz and her physical therapist, Victoria McHugh, are interviewed in this Aspen Times story.

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Healio.com: Narrowing the Diagnostic Gap - Autism Over 30 Years

Dr. Paul Lipkin, Director of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) discusses what has been learned about autism over the past three decades and explains the dramatic shifts in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders throughout the years in this Healio.com article.

Chesapeake-Potomac Spina Bifida, Inc.

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National and local (Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia) spina bifida resources are available to download here:

Legal Planning for Young Adults with Disabilities

Legal Planning for Young Adults with Disabilities:
A Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities and University of Baltimore School of Law Initiative

Please join us for a FREE seminar given by University of Baltimore (UB) School of Law faculty and students. The seminar will address topics including advance directives, advance directives for mental health, powers of attorney, wills and special needs trusts.

2nd Annual Abilities Hackathon

Join Kennedy Krieger therapists and patients in the 2nd annual Abilities Hackathon, a collaborative effort to engage the tech community and the disability community to solve problems that individuals with disabilities face. 

Participate in the following four tracks:

  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Wearables
  • Leisure/Entertainment
  • Aging and Innovation

Up to $10,000 in prize money awarded for winning designs.

All are welcome to participate in making the world accessible!

Special Needs Planning - Caring for All of Your Family Members

Understanding special needs planning. This presentation is designed to educate people on the planning process. Learn how to begin the development and integration of a traditional financial plan with special needs life plans. Participants will obtain tips to assist with special needs planning, develop a greater understanding of legal needs and issues and learn steps to preserve government benefits. Proper planning can provide caregivers peace of mind in knowing loved ones will be cared for as they grow into adulthood.

Life Skills Program at CARD

The purpose of this presentation is to provide information to families and professionals about the Life Skills Program at CARD, a 12-week treatment that focuses on increasing youth's independence within functional everyday activities as well as underlying motor sensory components that might impact self-care performance.

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