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. To push closer to that goal, Waisman offered grants up to $20,000 to be used over two years with the purpose of, “advancing research that is accessible to, informed by, and representative of diverse individuals within the field of IDD in a way that fosters equity and inclusion.”

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 …

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.