Located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region, Kennedy Krieger Institute is internationally recognized for improving the lives of 27,000 children, adolescents and adults with diseases, disorders and injuries impacting the nervous system each year. It accomplishes this through intensive inpatient and day hospital rehabilitation, home and community services, special education schools, cutting-edge research, fellowships and training programs, advocacy, and more than 80 outpatient clinics. Because every patient, student and family at Kennedy Krieger is unique, the Institute’s approach to treatment is both individualized and interdisciplinary, allowing for the best possible outcomes and the highest quality of care.
In 1967, Kennedy Krieger Institute became the nation’s first University Affiliated Program (now known as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service, or UCEDD). It serves today as a model for similar programs throughout the country. The Institute is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is located adjacent to the Johns Hopkins medical campus in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.