Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Welcome

The Waisman Center Clinics provide comprehensive clinical care and support for children with disabilities and their families. The Waisman Center Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic is a partnership with UW Health and the American Family Children’s Hospital. The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic that provides diagnosis and clinical care for children with a developmental disability including: autism spectrum disorders (ASD), intellectual disability, fragile X, and genetic disorders associated with developmental delay.

Diagnostic evaluations, including medical, cognitive, behavioral and related developmental assessments, are conducted by an interdisciplinary team of providers experienced and skilled with a range of developmental disorders. Ongoing clinical care is provided by professionals from the team.

YOUR CLINIC VISIT:

If your child has a developmental disability or your doctor suspects so, call the Waisman Center Clinics at
(608) 263-3301. Please indicate that you would like to arrange for an appointment in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic.

Prior to your appointment, a packet of materials will be sent to you including directions to the Waisman Center and a parking permit. Park in the designated BLUE visitor and client parking stalls. (See map and directions below.)
Our clinic is located on the first floor of the Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue. Plan to arrive 20 minutesprior to your scheduled appointment. Check in at the clinic reception desk located just beyond the Waisman Center’s main lobby.
A medical assistant will obtain your child’s height, weight, pulse and blood pressure. You and your child will be taken to an examination room.
A developmental pediatrician or nurse practitioner will obtain a thorough health history, examine your child, discuss the evaluation and answer any questions.
Other professionals may also provide evaluations and/or consultations including: a speech pathologist, an occupational therapist, an audiologist, a psychologist, a dietitian, and a social worker.
 • A geneticist and genetic counselor are available for interdisciplinary care of patients with fragile X syndrome.
 • A family conference may be scheduled the same day or at a future appointment to provide integrated interdisciplinary recommendations at the conclusion of the diagnostic process.
 •  Your child’s follow-up visits will be arranged depending upon your needs.
  NOTE: Full visit information will be shared in writing with you and your child’s primary health care provider, subspecialists, and others as indicated by signed release of information forms.

 

GOALS OF THE CLINIC TEAM:

Provide diagnosis and medical treatment for patients with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, including genetic conditions affecting neurodevelopment.
Provide support, recommendations, and resources for patients and families experiencing ongoing challenges associated with a developmental disability.

Meet the Autism and DD Team

  Althena Lickel, PhD   Athena Lickel, PhD
Clinic Director, Psychologist
  Erin Olheiser, MS
  Erin Olheiser, MS
Clinic Coordinator, Licensed Counselor
  Christine Iyama-Kurtycz, MD
  Christina Iyama-Kurtycz, MD
Neurodevelopmental- Behavioral Pediatrics
  Janet Lainhart, MD   Janet Lainhart, MD
Psychiatrist
  Steve Singer, MD   Steve Singer, MD
Psychiatrist
  Maria Stanley, MD   Maria Stanley, MD
Developmental Pediatrics
  Marcia Wirt   Marcia Wirt, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics
  Kristin Aasen Gowan, MSSW   Kristin Aasen Gowan, MSSW
Family Navigator 
  Carole Ayres   Carole Ayres, RN
Nurse
  Andrew Bordeaux, MS   Andrew Bordeaux, MS
Speech Language Pathology
  Dana Brickham, PhD   Dana Brickham, PhD
Psychologist
  Jon Douglas, AuD
  Jon Douglas, AuD
Audiologist
  Megan Farley, PhD   Megan Farley, PhD
Psychologist
  Amy Ford   Amy Ford, MS, RD/CD
Nutritionist
  Sharon Gartland, MA, OTR/L
  Sharon Gartland, MA, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
  Lynn Havemann, MA   Lynn Havemann, MA
Family Navigator
  Susan Heighway, PNP   Susan Heighway, PNP
Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
  Karen Kane, PhD
  Karen Kane, PhD
Psychologist
  Amy Lyle, MSSW   Amy Lyle, MSSW
Family Navigator
  Paola Perez-Meyer, MSW
  Paola Perez-Meyer, MSW
Social Worker
  Corey Ray- Subramanian, PhD
  Corey Ray- Subramanian, PhD
Psychologist

Lindsay Riesch, PhD   Lindsay Riesch, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology                   
  Barbara Wagner
  Barbara Wagner
Family Navigator

 Parking & Directions

DIRECTIONS:
From the east—follow University Avenue through campus and then go off to the right on Campus Drive; stay in the right lane and turn right at the University Bay Drive/Farley Avenue intersection.
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From the westfollow University Avenue and turn left at the University Bay Drive/Farley Avenue intersection. After making the turn (from either direction)... Continue straight over the hill; the road at that point becomes Highland Avenue. The Waisman Center is at the bottom of the hill on the left, across the street from UW-Children's Hospital.

PARKING:
All visitors should park in stalls outlined in blue and hang a visitor's permit from rear view mirror (prior to your visit, please make arrangements with staff for a permit). After 4:30 p.m. or on the weekends, a parking permit is not required except for handicapped stalls.

ENTRANCE: Enter building in north tower at main clinics/lobby doors. Turn right and walk through lobby to clinics registration desk.

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