University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities




Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, PhD

Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Special Education with an Early Childhood and Administration emphasis)
Program Director, Waisman Center Early Intervention Program

Contact Information

Waisman Center, Rm S101D
UW Madison
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-6467
(608) 265-3441 (fax)
e-mail: tuchman@waisman.wisc.edu
Web: http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/cedd/orgchart_ec.php

A consistent theme throughout my career has been the professional development and advancement of people who have committed to providing services and supports to children with disabilities and their families. Additionally, I have grown to understand the importance of working with organizations and leadership within communities to effect change and improve outcomes for children and families. While my career began as a special education teacher, I have focused on early childhood in the past two decades.

Currently, I am Program Director of the Early Intervention Program at the Waisman Center- University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Wisconsin. In this role, I provide leadership to and manage several projects in collaboration with partners and colleagues including: The Wisconsin Birth to 3 Personnel Development Project and Resource; The Department of Public Instruction State Improvement Grant for Special Education- Waisman Center Partnership; The Waisman Center Interdisciplinary Training Program in Early Childhood for university students interested in early childhood; and Parents as Leaders, a parent leadership training program.

I am a member of Wisconsin's Birth to 3 Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) and chair of the ICC Personnel Development Work Group. While much of my work is administrative and outreach, I always enjoy teaching university classes.

I have met many people in Wisconsin's early intervention and early childhood programs as a result of my travels to counties and participation in numerous workshops, conferences and meetings over the past 18 years. Topics of professional interest include: building collaborative early childhood systems, Wisconsin's Birth to 3 Service system, service coordination, inclusive childcare, natural environments, family-centered practices, team building and consultation, early detection and intervention for hearing loss, autism spectrum disorders, and parent support and leadership training.

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