Pause in New Referrals to Autism and DD Clinic

The Waisman Center Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic (A&DD), one of 11 specialty clinics at the Waisman Center in partnership with UW Health, is pausing all new referrals for the next six months.

The A&DD Clinic hopes to begin receiving new referrals for evaluations again in March 2022.

This temporary pause will allow our team to develop new strategies that will help streamline and improve access to our specialized services for those who need them most.

Current patients and wait-listed referrals will not be impacted by the pause.  

The A&DD Clinic will continue to provide services to current patients and to evaluate patients already on the wait list.

This temporary pause only impacts the A&DD Clinic.  All other clinics at the Waisman Center will continue to accept new referrals.

Resources are available: 

Map of regional centersThere are five Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs throughout the state for services and support.

Information about the regional centers is available at

Southern Regional Center: 1-800-532-3321
Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Vernon

Southeast Regional Center: 1-800-234-KIDS (5437)

Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

Northeast Regional Center: 1-877-568-5205
Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago

Northern Regional Center1-866-640-4106
Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Wood

Western Regional Center: 1-800-400 3678
Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Washburn

Well Badger
Another resource for services and supports is the Well Badger Resource Center at or 1.800.642.7837.