Kennedy Krieger Institute has special expertise and a unique approach to patient care and research. Our training programs provide direct exposure to this model, providing you with the tools to apply your experience here throughout all stages of your career.

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. Professionals who train at Kennedy Krieger go on to assume leadership positions across the United States.

The Institute’s proximity to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine—and the status of many Kennedy Krieger staff members as Johns Hopkins faculty—allows for partnerships with other training programs.

In addition to our affiliation with Johns Hopkins, the Institute maintains formal training agreements with 24 colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals in Mary land and Washington, D.C., along with 64 colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals in other states. Kennedy Krieger Institute has established numerous informal affiliations that grant academic credit to students who train at the Institute.