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.

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    Do ADHD ‘Super Powers’ Exist?

    With proper counseling, self-management techniques, and ongoing intervention and supports, a child can learn to lead a fulfilling life with ADHD.

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    Celebrating Charles E. Silberstein, MD

    Kennedy Krieger Institute honored esteemed physician, employee and friend Charles (Chick) E. Silberstein, MD, at a retirement celebration in January.

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    Safeway Eastern Division Employees Donate $10,000 to Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Kennedy Krieger Institute recently received a grant from the Safeway Foundation’s eastern division.

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    ROAR and Fairmount Climbing Wall

    Kennedy Krieger’s Fairmount school campus recently unveiled an adaptive rock-climbing wall.

  5. Rare Disease Day Is Feb. 28

    Well-known for treating children with rare diseases, the Institute provides care to patients from around the globe, and conducts groundbreaking...

  6. 2018 Goals Notebook

    How Kids Can Set and Stick to New Year’s Goals

    Goal setting is an excellent skill to teach to younger children.

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    A New Chapter for Nick

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

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    2017 Festival of Trees Event Wrap Up

    The 28th annual Festival of Trees was a huge success! More than 45,000 attendees kicked off the season at the MD State Fairgrounds.

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    Making the Holidays Special: Ideas for Families of Children with Special Needs

    While the holiday season can be a magical time for many families, it can also present unique challenges for families of children with special needs.

  10. ‘Art of Unlocking Potential’ Reception

    More than 100 people attended the Oct. 9 opening night reception for the “Art of Unlocking Potential” art exhibit.