For 75 years, the renowned doctors, researchers, therapists, and educators at Kennedy Krieger Institute have been empowering children and young adults to unlock their potential and succeed in family, school, and community life. Embark on a photographic journey of the Institute's history by exploring the galleries below.
CHANGING THE MODEL (1937-1962)
Believing that children with severe disabilities needed a better model of care, Dr. Winthrop Phelps opens an institute in Baltimore that combines treatment, education, research, training, and community support all under one roof.
LEADING THE WAY (1963-1987)
The Institute's innovative model of interdisciplinary care, significant commitment to research and professional training, and prestigious academic affiliations result in it being named one of the first University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in the country.
EXPANDING THE POSSIBILITIES (1988-Present)
During the last two decades, the Institute embarked on a period of dramatic growth with new state-of-the-art facilities, expanded research initiatives, and innovative technologies, enhancing our ability to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the employees and staff members of Kennedy Krieger Institute came together to celebrate the Institute's 75th anniversary at its campus in downtown Baltimore.