About Us

Located in Baltimore, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training.

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Patient Care:

Evaluation & Treatment

Kennedy Krieger’s patient care programs offer an interdisciplinary treatment approach tailored to the individual needs of each child, throughout all stages of care. Highly trained professionals from various disciplines and departments collaborate to design treatment plans specific to each patient's needs.

In addition to our neurobehavioral, rehabilitation, and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units, we offer more than 55 outpatient clinics, along with several home and community programs. Learn more.

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Research & Professional Training:

Programs & Studies

Our scientists dedicate their careers to improving patient care through research, professional training, and education. As leaders in preventing and treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, they share their knowledge with the entire community of educators, researchers, therapists, physicians, and other professionals committed to patients with developmental disabilities both at Kennedy Krieger and beyond. Learn more.

Special Education:

Schools & Programs

A nationally recognized “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence”, Kennedy Krieger School is a leader in innovative education for children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities. We offer a number of school- based, hospital-based, and recreational programs designed to unlock the potential inside each and every student. Learn more.


Programs & Resources

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is committed to increasing awareness and breaking down barriers in society, allowing all individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their potential in work, school, and community life. This is accomplished through a wide range of community-oriented programs, projects, and services. Learn more.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Announces Retirement of President and CEO

Dr. Gary W. GoldsteinThe Institute’s board of directors is conducting a national search and is expected to name a new CEO in the coming months.
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A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.