Research and clinical services go hand in hand. One can’t effectively work without the other.
The end goal is to build a collection of information for multiple disorders, the first one being Down syndrome.
Families and their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities often face many barriers to getting accessibility to exercise.
Former UCEDD director Bill MacLean with current director Leann DaWalt.
The Children’s Resource Center-South, housed in the Waisman Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), is dedicated to supporting families with children and youth with special health care needs or disabilities and the providers who serve them.
In a lab near UW Hospital, Megan Jandy grows stem cells from people with Down syndrome — 10 batches of cells, most in three-dimensional clusters, each batch featuring one group with the extra chromosome that causes the disorder and one group without it.
Allison and Amber Westemeier get excited every time they take a trip to the Waisman Center from Oshkosh, WI.
David Egan, born with Down syndrome at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison in 1977, has spent much of his life proving that there isn’t much he — or others with intellectual disabilities — can’t do, given an opportunity.
People say between 150 and 200 words a minute on average during a casual conversation.
Unintentional weight loss in people with Down syndrome may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease long before typical cognitive symptoms like memory loss and dementia are apparent.