The IDDRC at the Waisman Center involves 51 investigators from 24 University of Wisconsin-Madison departments in 76 research projects. These projects are organized into three Groups, each with a unifying theme:
The Communication and Cognitive Sciences Group focuses on speech, language, communication, cognitive, and sensory processes in children with disabilities and those who are typically developing;
The Molecular and Genetic Sciences Group focuses on the developing nervous system and the etiology and treatment of developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative disorders;
The Social and Affective Sciences Group focuses on affect and social interaction across the life span in individuals with disabilities and typically developing individuals and their families.