Institute Programs

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


Patient Care Programs

At Kennedy Krieger, there is no shortage of clinical programs to meet the specialized needs of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. More than 65 different outpatient clinics, three inpatient units, several home and community programs and clinical laboratories all address the specific conditions of children with a wide range of disorders. Kennedy Krieger is recognized for its wide range of services in areas including autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neurorehabilitation and feeding disorders. Learn more.

Community Programs

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

Special Education Programs

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 between the ages of 3 to 21 years in three day-school settings and in partnership settings within public schools. Learn more.

Professional Training Programs

As one of the leading facilities in the country that provides evaluations and rehabilitation services to children with brain-related injuries, Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to using its resources to help increase the number of qualified specialists in the United States and abroad. 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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Resource Finder


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