Knowing what to expect at your child’s first appointment will make them feel more comfortable about their upcoming visit and will help you make the most out of your time with your child’s doctor and healthcare team.

Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your visit:

Talk with your child about what to expect:

Ask what they’re feeling and talk through any misunderstandings. Help them understand that it’s safe to trust the staff at Kennedy Krieger, and that we are here to help them feel better.

Confirm where you’re going:

There are several Kennedy Krieger locations  - make sure you confirm where your child’s appointment will be located, and then look up directions and parking information.

Our Broadway and Greenspring locations offer free parking for all patients and families.

If you are visiting us from outside of the Baltimore area, refer to our list of area hotels and long-term accommodations to find a place for your family to stay during your time here.

Bring questions:

We encourage families to ask questions - and lots of them! We suggest you write them down in advance and bring them with you.