Autism Initiatives at Kennedy Krieger Institute

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News & Updates

June 30, 2016
ABC Nightline: 'Life, Animated' Parents Describe How Movies Helped Son with Autism

April 12, 2016
Scientific American: Autism Glass Takes Top Student Health Tech Prize

April 12, 2016
Parents.com: 10 Things You Need to Know About Autism

Overview of Autism Initiatives

At Kennedy Krieger, our doctors, researchers, educators, and therapists are working together to tackle the complex challenges surrounding autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which affect one out of every 68 children in the United States. Our investigators are developing new patient care models and therapies validated through innovative research conducted here at the Institute and at other research centers around the world. Informed by this knowledge, our interdisciplinary team has developed a wide array of programs and services to provide families with the diagnostic, treatment, and educational support their children need to succeed in family, school, and community life. The Institute is helping to drive forward the understanding and treatment of these puzzling disorders, and our creation of the Interactive Autism Network is accelerating the pace of autism research nation-wide.

Annual Autism Conference

October 13 & 14 - Register for the premier educational autism event to increase the understanding of ASD.

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RESEARCH INITIATIVES

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Kennedy Krieger Institute is one of a select group of 21 leading national research institutions chosen by SFARI to participate in SPARK - a groundbreaking initiative combining web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of treatments and supports. Learn more >


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