An Introduction to the Waisman Center

Welcome! The focus of our activities is on advancing and disseminating knowledge about developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases through:

  • Research spanning the biological, behavioral and social sciences
  • Waisman Center Clinics for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
  • Research and clinical training for students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Outreach to the community.


  1. FriMay02Noon

    John D. Wiley Seminar Series

    Coleen Boyle, PhD, MSHyg

    "The Changing Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder--What’s Behind the Numbers?"

    John D. Wiley Conference Center

  2. FriMay23Noon

    John D. Wiley Seminar Series

    Michael A. Dyer, PhD

    “Retinoblastoma: Bridging Developmental Neurobiology and Cancer Genetics”

    John D. Wiley Conference Center

  3. FriMay30Noon

    John D. Wiley Seminar Series

    Jack M. Parent, MD

    "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Severe Genetic Epilepsies"

    John D. Wiley Conference Center

  4. FriJun20Noon

    Anna Dusick Memorial Lecture

    Deborah Fidler, PhD

    "The Emerging Behavioral Phenotype in Down Syndrome: Identifying Targets for Intervention"

    John D. Wiley Conference Center

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Friends & Donors

The Waisman Center Friends & Donors donate make an investment in the future of research focusing on human development, developmental disabilities,  and neurodegenerative diseases. Click here to learn about ways you can help.