The Waisman Center has provided comprehensive services and support to people with disabilities and their families for nearly 40 years. The Waisman Center aims to partner with families, from the time of diagnosis throughout the lifespan. We provide consultations, referrals, education, and treatment.
We operate 12 clinics focused in three clusters of groupings: (1) Genetics, (2) Developmental Disabilities, and (3) Neuromotor Disorders. Children with difficulties such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, prematurity, brain injury, fetal alcohol syndrome, speech and language disorders, genetic disorders, and feeding difficulties, are seen every day at the Waisman Center. Last year we logged more than 5,000 patient visits. However, the need is growing every year, due to a variety of factors ranging from medical advances (such as more and more very premature babies surviving and living with multiple developmental problems) to the increasing prevalence of autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability, a 17% increase over the past 10 years.
Your gift to the Waisman Center Clinics will help families build new lives around children with problems such as autism, Down syndrome, or other developmental disabilities requiring time, compassion, and expertise. This care is expensive, inadequately insured, and often underfunded. Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary team diagnosis as well as comfort, care, and direction to families searching for help.
Your gift will help us achieve this goal.
The following clinics meet the needs of each family:
|♦||Augmentative Communication Aids and Systems Clinic|
|♦||Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic|
|♦||Biochemical Genetics Clinic|
|♦||Bone Dysplasia Clinic|
|♦||Cerebral Palsy Clinic|
|♦||Down Syndrome Clinic|
|♦||Neuromotor Development Clinic|
|♦||Newborn Follow up Clinic|
|♦||Pediatric Brain Care Clinic|
|♦||Spasticity and Movement Disorders Clinic|