The Waisman Center’s Paul White received the 2003 Joyce Erdman Award which is sponsored by the Capital Times Kids Fund. The annual award recognizes a person who excels in working with youth.
White heads the Community Ties Program, which provides case management and community training related to individuals with challenging behavior. Paul works directly with families, individuals, and care providers. Community Ties is part of the Waisman Center’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The associate director of that program, Dan Bier, applauds White’s efforts: “Paul really gets involved in people’s lives to ensure that people who have disabilities and challenging behavior can be successful in the community.” Bier notes that Paul is frequently called upon to share his expertise at speaking engagements around the country.
The honor includes a cash award to be directed by the winner to a non-profit organization that serves youth in Dane County. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Capital Times Kids Fund on November 13, 2003.