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.
Leading the Way: WI LEND trains the next generation of clinicians and advocates
LEND trainees, including graduate students, self-advocates, and families, learn to explore perspectives in disability they might not otherwise experience.
Lawrence Students get firsthand look at research at Waisman through summer internship program
Since 2016, the Waisman Center has partnered with Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin to provide summer research internships for undergraduate Lawrence students in the labs of Waisman researchers.
New method of assessing LEND’s effectiveness evaluates five-year outcome of trainees
From physicians to speech language pathologists, to social workers and nutritionists, there are a wide range of professionals that help to support the services and supports that help people with IDD to thrive.
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).
Transformative gift supports scholars
The Morse Society, a group of Waisman graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, is getting a surprisingly early financial boost from its founders. Founded by Dick Morse, MD, a UW alum and retired child psychiatrist, and his lifelong partner, Lawrence M. Connor, MSW, a retired social worker, the Morse Society is focused on training and research in childhood mental health and developmental disabilities.
Friends present staff, students and family awards
The Friends of the Waisman hosts this annual event for members of the Friends organization; community supporters of the Waisman Center; and Waisman Center faculty, staff, and students. The 2020 Awards were presented at a virtual meeting on August 18 2020.
The ECHO effect
Project ECHO (the mantra for which is “All teach, all learn”) uses video-conferencing technology to provide education and case consultation on best practice clinical services, training, and resources for individuals with specific healthcare needs that are difficult to meet locally. The Waisman Center ECHO platform will serve as a diagnostic and treatment training hub to share the center’s expertise on intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, throughout the state and beyond.