About Us

The Waisman Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases through:

  • Research spanning the biological, behavioral and social sciences
  • Training for students and post-doctoral fellows, providers and the community
  • Service for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
  • Outreach to the community.

Quick Facts

Location: Madison, Wis.
Founded: 1973
Director: Albee Messing, VMD, PhD
History and Milestones
Affiliated Departments

The Waisman Center provides clinical care through 12 specialty clinics that are operated in collaboration with UW Hospital and Clinics and several UW–Madison Departments.