Making a Difference

Every day, people like you make a difference in the life of a child at Kennedy Krieger.

Welcome! There are many ways to make a difference in a child’s life, and just as many stories about how people—like you—have helped us fulfill our mission. This blog tells those stories. Check back regularly for inspiring stories, reports from our special events, and information about new initiatives and opportunities for you to get involved.

  1. Family of 3

    The ABCs of Affection: Challenges to Teaching Children to Give and Accept Healthy Affection

    Every culture, family and individual human being—adult or child—relates differently to expressions of affection.

  2. Boy in Rocker

    A Donor With Heart

    Inspired by a tour, a generous donor made a difference by helping to provide a learning tool for Kennedy Krieger students.

  3. Gabe

    Gabe’s Story

    Gabe’s bright smile masks the pain and struggles he has experienced just to get an education.

  4. Matt Lemon

    Thriving with Autism

    Matthew, 11, has been coming to the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger with his family since he was 2 years old. If...

  5. Aidan and Colin

    Aidan and Colin's Story

    When Aidan was a toddler, he would hover near the playground, not sure how to play. His hesitation was a sign of a bigger issue.

  6. Justin's Story

    Justin's Story

    Justin has autism, and he had a hard time doing anything outside of his established routine.

  7. James' Story

    James' Story

    After more than 15 years of receiving services at Kennedy Krieger Institute, James Williams III is redefining his potential.

  8. Matthew L's Story

    Matthew L's Story

    After early intervention helped her son, Marlo Lemon teamed up with Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism for minority outreach.

  9. Diego's Story

    Diego's Story

    After enrolling Diego at Kennedy Krieger’s Fairmount School, his parents noticed that Diego’s speech improved dramatically.

  10. Addie and Ben

    Addie and Ben's Story

    When the Chason's brought their son Ben to the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger, it was with good reason.

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