The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary program serving children, families, and professionals in the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) community. CARD combines research, clinical service, telehealth, a therapeutic day program, and training programs to unlock the potential of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), enrich their life experiences, empower individuals with ASD and their family members, and promote the well-being of families through evidence-based practices. One of our major endeavors is developing effective new models of care for families and providers, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.


Allison Tkaczuk

“...the icing on the cake has been the access to the valuable resources offered through CARD and Kennedy Krieger Institute that our family would not have known about without our participation in the Early Achievements program. I have participated in online and on-site parenting training sessions, on topics such as temper tantrums and meltdowns in children with ASD, a webinar about challenges in the diagnosis and interventions for girls and women with ASD, and potty training, to name a few. We've also been fortunate to explore other services offered such as behavioral psychology and care coordination through LSW. I am incredibly grateful for our experience in the Early Achievements program.”

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