Down Syndrome

Laura's Story

When Jeffery and Rebekah Fish found out that they were going to have a baby, they were understandably thrilled.

"Even before she was born, we sang to the baby," says Jeffery. "We named her ahead of time." They had big dreams for Laura, but they also wanted that most basic of things: a happy, healthy baby girl. That was not to be.

Feels Like Home

Foster Care Program Becomes Gateway to Adoption for Children with Special Needs

Davona MillerJim Schuyler had a big decision to make last February. Diane Stegman, one of the Program Coordinators for the Therapeutic Family Care program, wanted to know whether he and his wife, Karen, could manage to care for one more child. That day, caseworkers from the Department of Social Services had removed Dante,* a 2-year-old boy with spina bifida, from a home where his needs could not be met.

Research Frontiers: Trials of the Mind

Holly Lewis
Kennedy Krieger Researchers Hope That Advancements in Alzheimer's Disease Will Address Early Memory Loss and Other Symptoms in Individuals with Down Syndrome

PrescriptionResearchers at Kennedy Krieger Institute are investigating two experimental treatments that it is hoped will slow or stop the progress of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome.

Millions Around World To Observe Rare Disease Day

January 14, 2011
World Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2011

(Baltimore, MD) Kennedy Krieger Institute will be joining the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and others around the world in observing World Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2011. On this day, millions of patients and their families will share their stories to focus a spotlight on rare diseases as an important global public health concern.

BWI 5k Run/2-Mile Family Fun Walk to Raise Funds for Children With Down Syndrome

August 23, 2010
24th annual BWI Run/Walk to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Down Syndrome Clinic

Sunday, September 26, 2010

(Baltimore, MD) -Northrop Grumman will once again partner with the BWI Airport and other local sponsors to host the 24th Annual BWI Run/Walk, which benefits the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic. The family friendly event features two courses, a 5K Run and a 2-Mile Family Fun Walk, as well as a raffles and other activities for all ages. In addition to runner and school challenge awards, there will also be entertainment, food, beverages, and impressive prizes.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic Celebrates 20 Years

July 23, 2010
The event took place in the new Outpatient Center at 801 N. Broadway, overlooking the therapy garden.

On Friday, June 25 patients, families and staff joined Dr. George Capone to celebrate 20 years of achievements of the Down Syndrome Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The event took place in the new Outpatient Center at 801 N. Broadway, overlooking the therapy garden. Guests listened as Dr. Capone, Institute President & CEO Dr. Gary Goldstein, patients and staff shared stories and offered thanks for the decades of dedication found among the attendees.

Research Update: Down syndrome and Autism

July 28, 2008
Correlations of Autistic Behaviors Shown in Children with Down syndrome

Kennedy Krieger Research Update: Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann

In a continuation of his research looking at children with a co-diagnosis of both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other well-known genetic disorders, Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann and colleagues recently published a study that examined the difference in brain structure between children with either Down syndrome alone and children with both Down syndrome and ASD. Dr.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Presents Down Syndrome Conference

February 1, 2005
Down Syndrome Experts Tackle Education, Transition, Feeding and other issues

MEDIA ALERT through April 9, 2005

Dr. Arnold Capute, 'Father' of Developmental Pediatrics, Dies at Age 80

December 2, 2003
Capute's contributions to the field of developmental pediatrics are immeasurable

Baltimore- Dr. Arnold J. Capute, a faculty member at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for nearly forty years, died November 30 at age 80 from congestive heart failure. Dr. Capute devoted the majority of his career to increasing pediatricians' understanding of neurodevelopmental disabilities, and was instrumental in the creation of the field of Developmental Pediatrics, now called Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.

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