Institute Centers

At Kennedy Krieger Institute, we understand that the treatment of developmental disabilities can only be advanced if we share our knowledge not only with individuals and organizations throughout our communities, across the country, and around the world, but also with each other. That’s why, whether in patient care, research, education, or our community efforts, we take an interdisciplinary approach to all facets of its mission. With multiple patient care, research, and community centers established across the Institute, we are committed to working together so that individuals with developmental disabilities can achieve their potential in work, school and community life.

Patient Care Centers

Children treated at Kennedy Krieger are seen by a variety of health care professionals working together in one or more of the Institute’s clinical disciplines or departments. This interdisciplinary approach puts Kennedy Krieger at the forefront in providing patient care for individuals with multiple developmental disabilities.

The following specialized Patient Care Centers provide interdisciplinary teams that coordinate comprehensive diagnostic treatment and evaluation services around each individual child's special needs:

Research Centers

Research is a crucial component of the work we do at Kennedy Krieger Institute. To that end, we have multiple research centers dedicated to our mission of helping children and young adults with developmental disabilities to lead fuller, happier lives. In the Hugo W. Moser Research Institute, we’re constantly working to unlock the mysteries behind developmental disorders so that we can better treat—and possibly cure—them. The F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, has neurologists, radiologists, and other specialists working side by side to unearth the latest advancements in imaging technology. Other cores like the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and the Center for Neurodevelopmental Imaging & Research, also brings scientists at Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins University together to collaborate on the brain and its role in cognitive and behavioral function. Learn more.

Community Centers

Kennedy Krieger is committed to working with community partners to help people with developmental disabilities maximize their potential, enjoy success in community life, and lead fully inclusive, meaningful lives.  This is accomplished through a wide range of community oriented programs, projects and services. The cornerstone of many of these efforts is the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Learn more.

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A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.