Center Event Calendar

Michael's Cafe Golf Tournament

Location:  Country Club of Maryland, 1101 Stevenson Lane, Towson, MD 21286

Please join Michael's Cafe as they host a charity golf tournament to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute. The event will be held Monday, June 4th at the Country Club of Maryland in Towson, MD. The event is hosted by Michael's Cafe and will raise money to support the children and young adults who are served at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Special Education Law and Communicating with Culturally Diverse Parents of Exceptional Children

Alyssa Navarrete, Esq, and Mirian Ofonedu, Ph.D., LCSW-C

3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs   

Part 1: Special Education Law

This workshop will cover an overview of special education law and additional protections provided to students under Maryland law. The presenters will provide an overview of Maryland State Department of Education guidance and technical assistance bulletins and share online special education law resources.

This workshop is designed to help you:

Understanding Autism: Providing Support for Individuals with Autism

Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D

3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs   

This workshop is for a general audience focusing on the challenges associated with supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Training includes background in the prevalence, etiology and diagnosis of autism as well as a description of the core features. Applications to behavioral and educational support for children and adults with autism will be discussed as well as resources for families, educators, and support agencies.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Classroom: An Introduction for Interdisciplinary Staff

Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D

6.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

This one-day workshop provides participants with an introductory overview of the basic theory of applied behavior analysis, as it pertains to teaching new behavior, reducing problem behavior for children with a variety of developmental and intellectual disabilities. This training is for professionals who are or will be working with children with developmental disabilities but do not have a strong behavioral background.   

Functional Assessment and Intervention for Problem Behavior

Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D

3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

This training focuses on methods for interdisciplinary team to conduct  a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to evaluate problem behavior in children. Based on the results of an FBA, a function-based intervention and behavior plan can be developed and implemented in home, community, and school settings. The training includes emphasis on antecedent-based strategies and effective use of positive reinforcement for the promotion of adaptive skills. 

2018 Summer Learning Series

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
2018 Summer Learning Series:

Connecting Home, School and Community

Digital Resource Round-up: Child Depression & Anxiety Resources

Written by the 2018 CILSE Fellows:
Thomas Fare, Brooke Horney, Molly O’Brien & Ketia Stokes

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The siblings relationship of adolescents with and without intellectual disabilities.

The sibling relationship of adolescents with and without intellectual disabilities was examined. Participants were 70 sibling dyads--each dyad was comprised of one 12-year old adolescent with (N=23) or without intellectual disabilities (N=47). Sibling relationships, behavior problems, and social skills were assessed using mother reports. Results revealed three findings. First, for typically developing adolescents, mothers reported more warmth in the sibling relationship for opposite sex dyads.
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Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.
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