• Please plan for only one parent/legal guardian to accompany your child to the visit.
    • Additional siblings or visitors are allowed at this time.
    • If more than one parent/legal guardian would like to accompany your child, please notify a psychology associate so appropriate accommodation can be made.
  • You will also receive an email containing a “Your CNIR Visit” document with other helpful information. We are requesting parents and participants to review this document before their visit.

Visit Day

  • If your child is taking stimulant medication (e.g., Vyvanse, Ritalin, Adderall), please withhold medication the day before and day of each research appointment. This does not apply to non-stimulant medication (e.g., Stattera) or other medications (e.g., Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro).    
  • If we believe you or your child are exhibiting any COVID-like symptoms, we reserve the right to reschedule your visit.
  • If you believe you or your child are exhibiting any COVID-like symptoms, please contact a psychology associate to reschedule.
  • You and your child will no longer be required to wear a mask during your visit. 
  • You will have a private waiting room on our floor, if one is available. This will be your “home base” during the visit; this is where you can safely remove your mask. If a waiting room is unavailable, you will be given your own 6ft x 6ft space in our lobby area. You can bring food and drinks and eat while you are in a waiting room or in the lobby area.
  • Our MRIs machines are cleaned after each use. Our MRI staff will also wear a mask and face field while interacting with your child. There is a sanitized waiting area in the MRI room for a parent/legal guardian to wait. Please refer to our “What is an MRI” and “Preparing for an MRI” sections for more information
  • For more information about your day at CNIR, please visit “Information for Parents-What to Expect
  • Our research center is rigorously sanitized multiple times a day.

Throughout Kennedy Krieger Institute, our primary responsibility is the safety and well-being of our patients and participants. Please remember, research participation is voluntary.