News Briefs & Events - Fall 2012

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November 01, 2012

If Santa had a theme park, this would be it!

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees is right around the corner! The 23rd annual holiday event will be held November 23-25 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace in Timonium. Festival of Trees is a winter wonderland, featuring more than 600 spectacular holiday trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses created by local designers. Once you've feasted your eyes on the decorations, enjoy the live holiday entertainment, seasonal merchants, a children's craft area, a magical carousel, “reindeer” pony rides, a train garden, and of course, Santa. Over the years, Festival of Trees has become an eagerly anticipated holiday tradition for many area families. Why not make it one of your family traditions? For more information, please visit or call 443-923-7300.

Baltimore Community “Likes” Kennedy Krieger

Last summer, Kennedy Krieger Institute was selected to take part in Liberty Mutual's annual “Like My Community” contest. During the contest, six local non-profit organizations committed to helping the Baltimore community competed to win $30,000. After eight weeks of daily voting via Facebook and text messaging, thousands of dedicated supporters voted the Institute into the number two position, earning our community programs over $30,000. The funds donated by Liberty Mutual will help children in our special needs foster care, physically challenged sports, and legal advocacy programs. We thank you for your support and for voting!

Kennedy Krieger Researchers Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Promising research from Kennedy Krieger experts Drs. Rebecca Landa and Amy Bastian recently attracted the attention of the Wall Street Journal. In May, the prominent newspaper published a feature article about Dr. Landa's efforts underway at our Center for Autism & Related Disorders to change outcomes for children with autism by intervening at the earliest possible age. Just a month later, a second story highlighted findings from Dr. Bastian's Motion Analysis Lab that suggest use of a split-belt treadmill and non-invasive brain stimulation may have potential in improving stroke rehabilitation. Want to read more? Find links to these articles by visiting Potential magazine online at

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