Center for Autism and Related Disorders


Inspiring Moments Podcast - A Child's Hope Realized

Dr. Rebecca Landa, Director of CARD, shares a story about a boy who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler who is now realizing his wishes and living a fulfilling life.

Internationally Recognized Research Program

Internationally Recognized Research Program

The Research and Education for Autism in Children (REACH) program allows researchers to collaborate with national and international autism experts.

Leaders in Diagnosing ASD

Leaders in Diagnosing ASD

Our clinical programs are driven by ongoing research and offer children with ASD the most innovative therapies available.

Evidence-Based Interventions

Evidence-Based Interventions

Professionals at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders use best practices to make the classroom a place for learning and forming friendships.

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SPARK for Autism Study

Recruiting participants for a groundbreaking initiative combining web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research & speed discovery of treatments & supports.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary program serving children, families, and professionals in the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) community. CARD combines research, clinical service, a therapeutic day program, and training programs to unlock the potential of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), enrich their life experiences, empower patients, and promote the well-being of families through evidence-based practices. One of our major endeavors is developing effective new models of care for families and providers, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.

Please click on the links below to learn more about our four primary programs.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

CARD's goal is to raise $25,000 to support the development of an app for an innovative video-guided autism screener aimed that could be completed by parents at their convenience. The aim is for this new screener to support earlier detection of autism, and earlier access to intervention in order to improve outcomes for children with autism.

Spark- Autism Research Study


Matthew's Story