HELP! (Hospital Education Liaison Program)
The Hospital Education Liaison Program (HELP) was created after multiple parents of childhood cancer survivors shared their negative experiences of attempting to communicate their child’s unique learning needs during their return to schooling after treatment. In 2020 we launched our program and provided school liaison supports to patients of the Oncology Follow-up Clinic at Kennedy Krieger. After great successes in facilitating communication and collaboration between patient’s medical and school teams and increasing patients’ access to equitable educational supports, HELP expanded services to patients of Kennedy Krieger’s Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic. HELP translates medical reports to actionable information for school teams, consults with clinicians about schooling recommendations for patients, assists patients and families in better understanding special education processes, and provides professional learning opportunities to medical providers, medical trainees, educators, school psychologists, families, and patient support groups. Your donation ensures that we can continue providing HELP services to patients with cancer and sickle cell disease and allows us to continue to expand to other patient populations and regions beyond Maryland.
HELP services are made possible by the Children’s Cancer Foundation, the Transamerica Foundation, and amazing donors like you!
About ROAR for Kids
We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 29, 2023 for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ROAR for Kids at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. ROAR for Kids will once again feature a 5K race and a low-mileage fun walk, which participants may participate in virtually or in person. Additionally, back by popular demand, the event will host a family festival including princesses, carnival games, the VERY popular Mascot Challenge and more! Registration opens at 6:30AM with both races and the family festival kicking off at 8:00AM, the Mascot Challenge will take place around 9:45AM with the event ending around 10:30AM. We hope to see you there!