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. Oscar Statue

    Autism and the 2019 Oscars: Neurodiversity Efforts in the Film Industry

    Did you know that several of the Oscar-nominated movies this year were perfected by a small group of young adults with autism hired by Marvel Studios...

  2. Nick

    A New Chapter for Nick

    Nick’s stay at Kennedy Krieger turned his life around. As his mom says, “They figured him out.”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...