Institute Departments

Patient Care Departments

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. These highly trained professionals work directly with the Institute’s medical staff to provide coordinated, interdisciplinary care tailored to the special needs of each child. This interdisciplinary approach puts Kennedy Krieger at the forefront in providing patient care for individuals with multiple developmental disabilities.

In addition to providing direct patient care, these professionals also participate in training programs and research activities. Each department listed below links to information on professional certifying organizations, staffing licensures, the specific goals of each discipline, professional training programs, research opportunities and more. Learn more.

Special Education Department

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Department of Special Education includes a number of programs that offer service to children with disabilities in a variety of settings. Kennedy Krieger School programs offer special education and related services to students aged 3-21 in three day-school settings and in partnership settings within public schools. The array of disorders served includes: autism, learning disabilities, speech/language disorders, orthopedic disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disabilities. Students with multiple disabilities are included in this group. A full range of related services are also provided in order to implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in the least restrictive environment. Special education services focus on the development of academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills through trans-disciplinary comprehensive instruction in an environment that recognizes and capitalizes on the individual strengths of each child. 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.