To transform the lives of children, youth and adults with, and those at risk for, disorders of the developing nervous system, through innovative, equity-based and culturally relevant clinical care, research, education, community partnership, advocacy and training. Diversity, cultural and linguistic competency, and inclusion are foundational in services the Institute provides.


We envision a world where Kennedy Krieger will continue to lead with intention, through innovation, to provide equitable, relevant and effective clinical care, research, educational interventions, training and advocacy services, in partnership with the community, to improve the lives of all individuals who have, or are at risk for, disorders of the nervous system.


We value each individual. We are teams of compassionate, dedicated and skilled clinicians, scientists, educators, staff members, advocates and trainees, working in partnership with patients, students, families and community members to advance our mission. Our approach is person and family-centered, and culturally congruent to ensure that all those we serve have access to the resources they need—clinical care, research, education, community programs, advocacy and training—to live fully inclusive, valued and meaningful lives.

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