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Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-9200
Located in Baltimore, MD., Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training.
Our Mission and Vision
"We at the Kennedy Krieger Institute dedicate ourselves to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life while striving to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality."
AN ORIGINAL VISION
Kennedy Kriegerís tradition of improving the lives of children with neurological disorders dates back to 1937, when Winthrop Phelps, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon from Baltimore, responded to a dire need for treatment for individuals with cerebral palsy. He founded the Childrenís Rehabilitation Institute, the first treatment facility in the country dedicated solely to children with cerebral palsy. The Institute was renamed the Kennedy Institute in 1968 in memory of President John F. Kennedy, who enacted the Medical Training Act during his administration, to protect the rights and improve the lives of persons with disabilities. In 1992, the name was changed again to Kennedy Krieger Institute to honor original board member and long-time supporter, Zanvyl Krieger.
A RELENTLESS PURSUIT
More than seventy years after its founding, the Kennedy Krieger Institute has evolved into an international resource for children with diverse brain-related disorders, from mild learning disabilities to rare genetic disorders. Thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families come to Kennedy Krieger to receive the best possible medical care, schooling and benefits of cutting edge research available. Individuals the world over have improved outcomes thanks to discoveries made and treatments implemented at Kennedy Krieger. Each year several hundred graduates and post-graduates on their way to becoming practicing professionals in this field, also receive exemplary training at Kennedy Krieger and go on to improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities worldwide.
AN ONGOING MISSION
Kennedy Krieger is committed to improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, either of congenital onset or acquired through injury or illness. Its singular focus on pediatric brain disorders, interdisciplinary treatment, ground-breaking research and application of specific and proven therapies, are what make Kennedy Krieger world renowned and recognized.
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