If statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Education are to be believed, in 1992 the state of Illinois had only 322 diagnosed cases of autism among school children. In 2003, according to the same statistical source, Illinois had more than 6,000 children diagnosed as autistic.
Five faculty members, including Christopher Coe of the Waisman Center, have received the 2006 Hilldale Awards, which annually recognize excellence in teaching, research and service.
As the prism of our senses, the human brain has ways of refracting sensory input in defiance of reality.
As theories about autism spread like wildfire in the media and the general public, a panel of autism experts will reflect on the validity of four widely held – and potentially inaccurate – assumptions about the developmental disability.
The Waisman Center’s Early Childhood program was recently awarded a Wisconsin Idea Grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Endowment.
Waisman researcher Seth Pollak, PhD, been selected as a recipient of the 2006 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. As