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Student Profiles

After suffering through anxiety and aggression at other schools, Jacob learned the skills he needed to thrive at the Institute’s specialized autism education program in Montgomery County.
From the start, Jacob Edwards struggled in school. Diagnosed with autism, Jacob was overstimulated, and couldn’t make it through the school day without acting out—hitting, biting, throwing—it was clear that he was anxious and overwhelmed. The last straw was the day in third grade when he broke a window at school with his bare hands, landing him in the hospital.
When behavior gets in the way of learning, Kennedy Krieger School Programs help bring out a student’s potential.
Bradley Zaukus started to get out of control in the first grade. Diagnosed with autism, his behavior was worsening to the point that he was biting and hitting other students, and the teachers at his school couldn’t handle him.
After more than 15 years of receiving services at Kennedy Krieger Institute—from the feeding program, to the severe behavioral unit, to the autism school program—James Williams III is redefining his potential.
After more than 15 years of receiving services at Kennedy Krieger Institute—from the feeding program, to the severe behavioral unit, to the autism school program—James Williams III is redefining his potential.
After struggling to succeed in other schools, Diego found the support he needed to thrive—thanks to Kennedy Krieger’s specialized autism education programs.
On Diego German’s first day of kindergarten, his mother, Aura, received a phone call within the first two hours of school—Diego was being destructive and not following directions. Aura had long been worried about Diego’s hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and delays in speech, but her pediatrician had found nothing wrong.

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