Training at Kennedy Krieger

Activities and Events

Kennedy Krieger Institute sponsors and conducts, on both a regional and national level, training activities including consultations, conferences, continuing education seminars, community-based workshops, presentations, publications and technical assistance activities.

Training Experiences

Training opportunities can range in length, from one semester to four years. Professionals from all academic levels come to train with renowned experts from a variety of pediatric disciplines.

Why Train Here

Kennedy Krieger training opportunities are designed to create expertise through exposure to the full spectrum of developmental disabilities. Training is interdisciplinary, with a family centered approach that takes into account the cultural and linguistic needs of our patients.


Traineeships at Kennedy Krieger Institute are contingent upon being vaccinated for COVID-19. Documentation will be required.  Requests for a religious or medical exemption may be granted. Requests for such exemptions must be submitted through the appropriate channels.

Training Overview

Kennedy Krieger dedicates substantial resources to increasing the number of qualified specialists in the fields of neurological and developmental disabilities. We also take seriously our responsibility not only to improve care through research, but to share that knowledge with others. That is why more than 400 individuals come here to train in a wide variety of disciplines each year. The goals of the Institute’s clinical training programs are twofold: 1) to train leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities and 2) to help ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified professionals to meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families. By training future generations of researchers and professionals – from undergraduate students to current staff – we are ensuring that children everywhere can receive the best possible care.

Meet Ketia Stokes, a former trainee from Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education (CILSE).

Inside Perspective

Thinking of becoming a fellow or resident, but unsure of what life in Baltimore is really like? Hear what current fellows and residents have to say and and get an inside perspective of training life and living in Baltimore

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Continuing Education (CE) Trainings

Seeking professional development or to earn continuing education credit (CEUs) for your trainings? Visit the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities’ Annual Learning Series.

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