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. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. Nick

    A New Chapter for Nick

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

  4. Milkshake on Stage

    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.

  5. Girl With Gift

    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.

  6. ‘Art of Unlocking Potential’ Reception

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

  7. Building under construction

    Topping Off the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building

    When completed, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building will be a major addition to Kennedy Krieger Institute’s existing outpatient center.

  8. Van Brooks

    Once an Injured Football Star, Now a Community Leader

    Overcoming a difficult challenge led Van Brooks to discover a new path to a meaningful future.

  9. Kristen with her family

    Never Giving Up

    Kristen and her family, who live in Tennessee, were told by more than one doctor that she wouldn’t walk again.

  10. 5 party attendees

    21st Annual Kennedy Krieger Society Reception

    The 21st annual Kennedy Krieger Society reception was held on May 22 at the home of Ben and Wendy Griswold.

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