The clinics and the research laboratories of the Waisman Center intertwine to care for individuals with cerebral palsy. The mission is one: to improve the outcomes for individuals with cerebral palsy.
WIN for the win: Wellness Inclusion Nursing helps improve quality of life of individuals with disabilities through nursing consulting
WIN is a Waisman Center Community Outreach Wisconsin (COW) program with nurses that serve as consultants for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families, caregivers, residential and vocational team members, and health care providers.
Waisman center funds six internal grants to expand DEI efforts in research and clinical services
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are critically important goals for the Waisman Center and UW Madison.
PKU patients around Wisconsin are grappling with the formula shortage too
People with metabolic disorders who require formula to ensure adequate nutrition are among those dealing with a months long shortage — the Waisman Center at UW-Madison is seeking to help source alternatives, even as such options can be stressful.
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.
The Bone Dysplasia Clinic’s many decades of helping families
The start of the Waisman Center’s Bone Dysplasia Clinic was a case of serendipity. It was 1980 and Richard Pauli, MD, a pediatric geneticist, had just arrived at UW-Madison. Over the course of the year, Pauli settled into his new role at UW Hospital. Then in 1981, he was approached by radiologist Len Langer, MD, with a strange request.
Gov. Evers proclaims March Developmental Disabilities Awareness
In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness month during March, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a proclamation raising awareness and highlighting the many contributions of Wisconsinites with disabilities. The proclamation also underscores the barriers and challenges …
A life full of love and magic: Eva S. Borenitsch
Eva Susan Borenitsch was magical. She knew no limits. “We called her our little unicorn,” says her mom Emily Borenitsch.
Innovative UW Undiagnosed Genetic Disease Clinic seeks to identify rare genetic conditions
The UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health recently opened its first patient clinic, the UW Undiagnosed Genetic Disease Clinic at the Waisman Center.
UCEDD project to address health equity for Latino families of children with developmental disabilities
Padres e Hijos en Acción and the Waisman Center UCEDD announced a $330,000 grant to improve local health care responsiveness to the needs of Latino families of children with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs in Dane County.