The Center For Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host an Open House

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March 18, 2010

(Baltimore, MD) - On Thursday, April 15 the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute will open its doors to parents, professionals and community members for an open house. "An Afternoon at CARD" will provide visitors the unique opportunity to learn more about the latest in autism news and treatments from many of the Institute's top autism experts. The open house will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Institute's Greenspring Avenue campus at 3901 Greenspring Avenue in Baltimore, MD.

Throughout the event, guests will be able to meet the CARD staff, including Dr. Rebecca Landa, the Director of the Center. Guided tours featuring information about the Center's clinical services and current research studies will also be available. Six mini lectures will be offered covering topics on speech and language and occupational therapy co-treatments, social skills, the CARD integrated classroom, medical issues, and the importance of respite care. The highlight of the afternoon will be CARD's first distinguished lecture, given by Dr. Matthew Belmonte, and entitled "Autism as a Science and Autism in the Family, a Cause of Weak Coherence." Dr. Belmonte is an internationally recognized expert on autism, and is sure to offer guests further insight into the complex relationship between families and scientists. The schedule of the afternoon events includes:

  • 1:00-1:45 Sign in/CARD Tours
  • 1:45-2:00 Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Rebecca Landa
  • 2:00-2:30 Overview of CARD Clinical Services by Dr. Brian Freedman
  • 2:30-3:15 CARD's First Annual Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Matthew Belmonte
  • 3:15-4:30 Mini Lecture Opportunities and CARD Tours

For more information about the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Center for For more information about the CARD open house, please email

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 13,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit

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