Branching out beyond where it’s planted: The story of the Waisman Center’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Part 1

The University of Wisconsin-Madison was one of the first sites to be selected to have an IDDRC and UCEDD because of the urging of Harry Waisman, MD, PhD, a prominent researcher physician, for whom the Waisman Center is named.

Sharing the expertise: UCEDD’s community training and technical assistance for leaders in the community

After more than a decade of navigating the health care system, he took it upon himself to help Latino families with kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) find resources and supports, and navigate the healthcare system.

Waisman postdoctoral training program: Training the next generation of IDD researchers

The first two years of the grant provided funding for two seminars in an academic year, but in a short span, seeing the tangible benefits these had, they expanded from two lectures a year, to two a month.

The beginning of full community inclusion: TIES supports individuals with disabilities inclusion in community since 1986

Around 1986, there was a paradigm shift across the country to bring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) out of institutions and inclusively integrate them into the community.

El programa de capacitación posdoctoral en Waisman equipa a una nueva generación de científicos en la investigación de discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo

Durante más de 26 años, el Programa de Capacitación Postdoctoral en Investigación de Discapacidades Intelectuales y del Desarrollo del centro ha ayudado a dar forma a las carreras y trayectorias de 53 investigadores postdoctorales a través de capacitación multidisciplinaria en investigación social, epidemiológica, conductual y bioconductual sobre discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo (IDD, en inglés).

Postdoctoral program equips a new generation of scientists in IDD research

For more than 26 years, the center’s Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research has helped shape the careers and research paths of 53 postdoctoral researchers through multidisciplinary training in social, epidemiological, behavioral and biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).