The Waisman Center presents four community "Day with the Experts" educational events focused on autism, cerebral palsy, cochlear implants and Down syndrome. The series features presentations by Waisman Center researchers and clinicians, as well as a panel discussion with individuals and family members who share their experiences and expertise.
The Waisman Center collaborates with several community and campus partners to host and promote these event including the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin, the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society, and the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology.
The Waisman Center Day with the Experts series is sponsored by the Friends of the Waisman Center.
All Waisman Center Day with the Experts events are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Advance registration is encouraged as space is limited.
||Saturday, November 1, 2014|
|Autism||Saturday, January 24, 2015|
|Down Syndrome||Saturday, March 21, 2015|
|Cochlear Implants||Saturday, May 30, 2015|
Since 2004, the Waisman Center has collaborated with the Autism Society of Greater Madison to host its annual Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Autism. The day features presentations about some of the latest advances in autism research and answers to audience questions from a panel of experts—individuals diagnosed with ASD and family members.
*not held in 2009
New in 2014, the first annual Cerebral Palsy Day with the Experts will be held with the Centers for Disease Control.
Beginning in 2010, this new collaboration with the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society (MADSS) focuses on sharing knowledge about Down syndrome across the life course, from research using stem cells to the latest standards of care. A panel of experts made up of individuals with Down syndrome and their family members share insights and information.
| 2014 Program and Schedule
|| 2014 Webcast
Participants will learn about some of the latest advances in research and will hear firsthand from a panel of experts including individuals.