| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:15 AM
She has been intellectually disabled and mostly deaf since early childhood. Cerebral palsy leaves her movements stiff. She has yet to be potty-trained.
But for years, her family says, the public schools in which 15-year-old Colbi Wike was enrolled...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Date: May 17
Her story: Michele Huffman, 34, grew up in Perry Hall. She is the special events manager in the fundraising department at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her mother, Rose Huffman, is a retired nurse and lives in Perry Hall. Her father, Frank...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 11:55 AM
It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Several dozen young people, many decked out in trim-fitting athletic gear, gather under a pavilion.
A plastic storage bin is stocked with cans of Miller Lite and Bud Light. Two grills are...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Early this past week, Rick Anthony, director of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, went to see the new synthetic turf at Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park in Annapolis before the formal ribbon-cutting held Thursday.
"I was blown away," he said....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques.
Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:28 AM
How do public health experts handle research when they know they cannot offer subjects the best medical treatment possible — only "less than the best" solutions?
It poses serious ethical issues, especially when children are involved in the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:42 AM
William Smith's disease has grim milestones.
At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Sometimes, they offer help solving math problems, or writing sentences, or forming short paragraphs.
Yet often, the adults of A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring of Columbia help Howard County students unlock their potential simply by giving an hour a week of...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
On Jan. 12, Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, died at the Regal Westview movie theater in Frederick. I did not know Mr. Saylor or his family, but I can't get his tragic death off my mind.
Mr. Saylor liked the movie he saw, "Zero...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:15 PM
In the months since the weather warmed up, a Kona Ice truck has been traveling to events in Baltimore County — car shows and ball games and the farmers' market in Towson, to name a few.
The brightly colored truck, owned by Joni and Claude Elmore,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:46 AM
The Baltimore city school board elected new leadership this week, marking the final phase of turnover this year as the board prepares to lead the district through a critical transition and search for a permanent schools CEO.
Shanaysha Sauls, the...