Over the years, Kennedy Krieger’s scientists and researchers have made crucial medical discoveries that have led to innovative treatments and improved patient care for individuals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.

To learn more about research studies currently recruiting participants, click the links below:

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Children, ages 8-12, with ADHD

Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Children, 12-36 months of age

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Children ages 8-12 with and without autism spectrum disorders

Children ages 8-12 with and without autism spectrum disorders


Children aged 10-17 years old who recently had a concussion, and children aged 15-17 years old who have never had a concussion

Disaster Psychiatry

Impact of the Beirut Explosion on Mental Health of Lebanese Expatriates

Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers ages 18-80

Healthy adults, ages 18-49

Psychiatric Disorders

CLINICAL TRIAL: Investigational Drug for Schizophrenia in Adolescents, Ages 12 to 16

Rett Syndrome

Females Ages 2-18 with Rett syndrome

Sickle Cell Disease

Children, age 8-12, with a diagnosis of sickle cell disease

Children, under 5 years of age, with a diagnosis of sickle cell disease, willing to have a neurodevelopmental evaluation

Individuals age 5-80 with sickle cell disease

Slow Moving

Children between the ages of 6 to 11 years who work more slowly than their siblings or peers

Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

Adults age 18-80 with ASIA A-D cervical injury

SYNGAP1 Mutations

Children aged 2-16 years with SYNGAP 1 mutations and previously recorded overnight/24hr electroencephalograms (EEG) or polysomnogram studies

Tourette Syndrome (TS):

Children, aged 8-12 years with and without Tourette Syndrome