November 15, 2019

We’re All a Little Different
City Neighbors Foundation Blog
Tracy Pendred writes about her experience in working with Lisa Carey, assistant director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, as she better understood Universal Design for Leraning and how to make learning more accessible for her students. Read more.

June 11, 2019

Tuesday with Liz: Disability Policy for All
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Liz chats with Lisa Carey, assistant director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, about applying brain research in educational settings to better enable students with disabilities to learn. Listen here.

December 5, 2018

Interview with Rachel Barillari
UDL in 15 Minutes
Rachel Barillari, an 8th grade humanities teacher from Baltimore, Maryland, shares how UDL shaped her poetry unit, how she was able to engage 100% of her wonderfully diverse class, and how every student authored, visually represented, and performed their own poetry. Listen here.

November 7, 2018

Interview with Jessie Sherman
UDL in 15 Minutes
Jessie Sherman is a 2nd grade teacher at City Neighbors Charter School in Baltimore, MD. Project-based learning and arts integration are integral to the school's design. Through the use of the UDL framework, Jessie was able to make a project about reptiles even more accessible to her learners. Listen here.

February 1, 2018

OPINION: We’ve got to train special education teachers to be leaders as well as educators
The Hechinger Report
Nancy Grasmick, co-director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education at Kennedy Krieger and our incoming Board Chair, discusses the importance of helping to train teachers so that they are able to teach all of their students, including those with disabilities. At Kennedy Krieger we offer two different learning models to provide support to educators who wish to learn more about teaching students with disabilities. Read story

January 22, 2018

Teaching the Teachers

Lisa Carey, education consultant with CILSE, talks about a teacher from Baltimore City Schools who inspired her. She shares how she was reminded of why she loves her job of helping teachers learn ways to be even better teachers, especially for students who learn differently. Listen here


March 20, 2017

Bringing a Healthy Brain to School
Education Week
Nancy Grasmick, CILSE Co-Director, Presidential Scholar at Towson University, and former Maryland State Superintended, discusses the importance of neurosciences in education in this Op-Ed piece. Read more.


September 6, 2016

Studies Flag Potential Downside to Inclusion
Education Week
CILSE Co-Director, Dr. Mark Mahone, and Education Consultant, Lisa Carey, share their insights on research about educating children without disabilities in the same classroom as children with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Read more.


June 29, 2016

More resources needed for school kids with dyslexia, expert says
The Baltimore Sun
CILSE Co-Director, Dr. Mark Mahone, shares his insights on dyslexia and the resources children with dyslexia need to succeed in school. Read more.


June 10, 2016

Baltimore Sun’s Business and Civic Hall of Fame Honoree: Nancy S. Grasmick
The Baltimore Sun
CILSE Co-Director and former Maryland State Superintended, Dr. Nancy Grasmick was honored as a Hall of Fame Honoree for her outstanding work on behalf of students and families. Read more.


May 15, 2016

Lisa Carey named CAST UDL Cadre Member
CILSE Education Consultant, Lisa Carey is named to the CAST Professional Learning Universal Design for Learning Cadre. The UDL Cadre is focused on continuous improvement through professional learning and assists CAST in implementation projects. Read more.


May 10, 2016

CILSE Co-Director Dr. Mark Mahone Testifies Before U.S. Senate.
Dr. Mahone shared the latest research about Dyslexia with the U.S. Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. View proceedings


February 16, 2016

ADHD Symptoms: This Disorder Can Look Very Different In Girls
Huffington Post Canada
Neuropsychologist, and CILSE faculty member, Dr. Lisa Jacobson is one of the authors of a 2015 study published in the “Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,” which looked at brain differences between boys and girls with the disorder.  Read more.


January 10, 2016

Supporting Executive Function in the Classroom: Improve Student Learning
Council for Exceptional Children
CILSE faculty member, Dr. Lisa Jacobson and CILSE Education Consultant and 2013-2014 fellow, Lisa Carey will conduct a CEC webinar in December of 2016.  This training is geared toward teachers interested in learning how to support executive functions in the k-12 classroom setting. Read more.


January 04, 2016

We're Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician
CILSE Co-Director Dr. Mark Mahone talked to NPR about the concept of a spectrum for attention disorders like ADHD. Read more.


January 02, 2016

Understanding the Brain in Education
The Baltimore Sun
CILSE Co-Director and former State Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Grasmick shares her thoughts on the importance of instructing educators in neuroscience. Read more.


October 22, 2015

ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls
US News & World Report
Dr. Lisa Jacobson, a Kennedy Krieger Institute neuropsychologist and CILSE faculty member, found differences in the brains of boys and girls with ADHD that point to the need to consider the impact of sex in diagnosing and treating the common disorder. Read more.


September 20, 2015

Doing Tough Work for Those with Special Needs
Hospitals Care
Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education 2015-1016 Fellow Rachel Eversole discusses her career and decision to come to Kennedy Krieger Institute for intensive interdisciplinary training. Read more.


September 3, 2015

Project HEAL Celebrates 10 Years of Protecting the Rights of Children With Disabilities
The Daily Record
Project HEAL and van Stone on Thursday will celebrate 10 years as Maryland's only medical-legal partnership of lawyers and healthcare professionals working together to address the medical and legal needs of patients. Read more.


April 2, 2015

The End of the Nap Wars
CILSE Co-Director Dr. Mark Mahone shares his latest research on sleep and child development. Read more.


February 20, 2013

Nancy Grasmick Joins Kennedy Krieger Institute
The Baltimore Sun
Former Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick joins Kennedy Krieger Institute and will co-direct the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education, a training center for future leaders in special education. Read more.