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. Rite Aid

    "Round Up" for Kennedy Krieger at Rite Aid

    When you enroll in wellness+Plenti and choose to round up purchases, Rite Aid will match every $500 designated to the Institute.

  2. Noah

    Unlocking Noah's Potential to Learn

    Noah loves music, singing, and making up his own jokes. But when Noah was younger, it was hard to see his natural gifts.

  3. Society Reception

    Kennedy Krieger Society Spring Reception 2015

    The 19th annual Kennedy Krieger Society reception was held on May 21, 2015, at the home of Blake and Angie Cordish.

  4. Multisensory Room

    Bearman Foundation Brings Multisensory Room to High School

    Imagine a space that makes you feel protected: a place where anxiety is squelched and restoration is possible.

  5. Austin Gardner


    Meet Austin Gardner, Kennedy Krieger High School student and all-around “Renaissance man."

  6. Prom

    Inaugural Prom for Students with Autism

    The guests turned out in their best dress and enjoyed lively music, dancing, a photo booth, and dinner at the school's first prom!

  7. Bands on the Bay

    Bands on the Bay's 10th Anniversary

    The Chesapeake Bay was brought to life on Sunday, May 3, for the 10th annual Bands on the Bay event.

  8. 3 Legged Friend

    Children with Limb Differences Visited by a Special Three-Legged Friend

    Lena, a calm and affectionate black lab, was a highly anticipated guest of honor at The Limb Differences Therapy Group.

  9. Mike Fritschner

    Inspiring Patient: Mike Fritschner

    During a surfing lesson while on a family vacation in 2006, Mike Fritschner felt something ‘pop’ in his back.

  10. Volunteers

    Recognizing Almost Two Decades of Volunteerism

    Mary Beth Connolly has dedicated her time and talent to the Festival of Trees for almost 20 years.