The Waisman Center’s premier conference center has been renamed in honor of Chancellor John D. Wiley.
Meditation matters. Brain scientists are using the age-old practice to understand stress and pain reduction, attention spans, even compassion.
State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster announced that the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS), the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, three Wisconsin school districts, and one early childhood program in the state are among the first partners in an innovative national effort to improve autism education.
High schools across the country strive to prepare youth for adulthood, but there are additional challenges for youth with disabilities during this transition.
Leonard J. Abbeduto, PhD, was one of seven members of the School of Education who was selected to receive a Distinguished Achievement Award, the highest honor the School bestows upon current faculty and staff. Abbeduto and …
Can we train ourselves to be compassionate? A new study suggests the answer is yes. Cultivating compassion and kindness through meditation affects brain regions that can make a person more empathetic to other peoples’ mental states, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Len Abbeduto, Waisman Center Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences and Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (also at the Waisman Center), was recently named the Charles J. Anderson Professor of Education. …
Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Vaughan Bascom Professor of Social Work and Pediatrics at UW-Madison, will chair the search committee.
As many parents discover, the minds of young children absorb information like sponges and their brain development seems to occur at incredible speed.
Tad and Matt Martin recently ate what they had never been able to eat before: hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches, with real cheese and regular bread.