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Kennedy Krieger Institute is an institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. Kennedy Kriegers clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation, and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families. At Kennedy Krieger, there is no shortage of clinical programs to meet the specialized needs of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. More than 35 different outpatient clinics, three inpatient units, several home and community programs and clinical laboratories all address the specific conditions of children with a wide range of disorders. Kennedy Krieger is recognized for its range of services in areas including autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neurorehabilitation and feeding disorders. Kennedy Krieger school, is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and is a leader in providing model programs of innovative education for children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities. Faculty at Kennedy Krieger are among some of the worlds leading experts in this field and are attuned to the special needs of this population. These faculty have made crucial medical discoveries leading to innovative treatments and have improved the lives of individuals with disabilities. In addition to providing evaluation, rehabilitation, educational services and cutting edge research on behalf of children with brain related disabilities, Kennedy Krieger also provides professional training by renowned experts dedicated to increasing the number of qualified specialists in the United States and abroad. Children treated at Kennedy Krieger are seen by a variety of health care professionals working together in one or more of the Institutes clinical disciplines or departments. These highly trained professionals work directly with the Institutes medical staff to provide coordinated, interdisciplinary care tailored to the special needs of each child. This interdisciplinary approach puts Kennedy Krieger at the forefront in providing patient care for individuals with multiple developmental disabilities. Additionally, Kennedy Krieger Institutes Department of Special Education includes a number of programs that offer service to children with disabilities in a variety of settings. Kennedy Krieger School programs offer special education and related services to students aged 3-21 in three day-school settings and in partnership settings within public schools. For your convenience, a list of diagnoses/disorders treated at Kennedy Krieger Institute has been compiled to provide helpful related information for each diagnosis/disorder and include definitions, symptoms, treatment programs available at Kennedy Krieger, research being conducted at Kennedy Krieger, press releases, Potential articles and links to other helpful additional resources and websites outside the Institute.