Audrey N.

Audrey N. Leviton, LCSW-C's picture
Executive Director, PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs
Phone: 410-298-7000
Kennedy Krieger Institute

707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

Centers & Programs


Audrey Leviton is the executive director of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs and supervises the Child and Family Support Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an assistant vice president of the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Audrey Leviton received her Bachelor's of Arts from George Washington University in 1973. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1978. She came to Kennedy Krieger in 1983.

Leviton is currently an assistant vice president of Kennedy Krieger Institute and the executive director of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, an affiliate of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. PACT provides comprehensive services to children with developmental, medical and/or social emotional disabilities.  PACT provides two specialized child care programs, World of Care, a medical child care center, staffed by nurses, child care teachers, and therapists and the Therapeutic Nursery, a child care and Early Head Start program for young children whose families are living in homeless shelters.  PACT, also, provides consultation and technical assistance on best practices for other child care providers and conducts statewide and national training in infant mental health and parent-child attachment interventions.

In addition, Leviton also supervises the Child and Family Support Program, a program that provides home-based occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and social work services to young children with developmental disabilities and their families. Areas of interest are, early intervention, parent engagement, trauma informed interventions, parent-child attachment and family centered care.

She is the current chairperson of the Private Providers Committee of the Baltimore Infants and Toddlers Program, as well as a past editor for the journal, Infants and Young Children. She is a current member of Baltimore Promise’s Kindergarten Readiness Quality Early Childhood Action Team, Maryland LAUNCH Young Child’s Wellness Council and the Maryland Fussy Baby Network group.  Leviton was awarded the 2001 William J. Hersey Award for exceptional commitment to children with disabilities.

Research Publications

“Using the FAN Approach to Deepen Trauma-Informed Care for Infants, Toddlers and Families.” Heffron, M.C., Gilkerson, L., Cosgrove, K., Heller, S.S., Imberger, J., Leviton, A., Mueller, M., Norris-Shortle, C., Phillips, C., Spielman, E., Wasserman, K. Zero to Three, Vol. 36. No. 6. July, 13, 2016.

“Supporting Positive Parenting for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness.”  Melley, A., Cosgrove, K., Norris-Shortle, C., Kiser, L., Levey, E., Coble, C., and Leviton, A.Zero to Three, Vol. 30 No. 3, January 2010.

“Targeted Interventions for Homeless Children at a Therapeutic Nursery.” Norris-Shortle, C., Melley. A., Kiser. L., Levy, E., Cosgrove. K and Leviton. A. Zero to Three, Vol. 26. No. 4, March 2006. 

Executive Producer, “What About Me? A Video for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disabilities”, a nationally distributed videotape, 1988.  Bronze Medal award winner at the 1989 International Film and TV Festival and Fred Sage Audio-Visual Award from the Americal Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

“Services to Siblings:  An Important Component of Family-Centered Practice,” Carlson, J., Leviton, A., & Mueller, M., A.C.C.H. Advocate, Vol. 1 (1) Fall, 1993.

“The Changing Role of Social Workers,” Leviton, A., Weiss, N., Mueller, M., The Community Revolution in Services for Persons with Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Andover Medical Publishers.

“The Family-Centered Catalytic Consultation Model: Practical Applications for Professionals,” Leviton, A., Mueller, M., & Kauffman, C., 1991, Infants & Young Children, Vol. 4 (3), 1992.

“In-Home versus Clinic-Based Services for the Developmentally Disabled Child: Who is the Primary Client – Parent or Child?” Mueller, M., and Leviton, A.Social Worker in Health Care, Vol. 11 (3), Spring, 1986.

“Parent Training from the Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspective:  A Case Study,” Coughlin, S., Leviton, A., and Mueller, M., Zero to Three, April 1989.

Community Themes and Issues, “Collecting Data for Programs that Support Families,” Gardner, J., Markowitz, R., Leviton, A.