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April 2018

Seminar: Thomas A. Blanpied, PhD, “Molecular Nanopositioning and Alignment Control Function of Single Synapses”

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

I graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. My long-standing interest in cognition and learning has lead to my current work to understand the cellular processes that underlie mental health and psychiatric disorder. At the University of Pittsburgh, I obtained a Ph.D. in the Department of Neuroscience with Jon Johnson, Ph.D., where I used single-channel recordings to study the mechanisms by which the anti-Parkinsonian and anti-Alzheimer’s drugs amantadine and memantine act on NMDA receptors.

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Autism ‑ As We Are: An Evening of Growth & Challenge

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Join us for an evening of discussions with individuals on the autism spectrum as they share their perspectives on a broad range of themes such as rights, dignity, social alienation, and the pursuit of…

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Seminar: Carissa Cascio, PhD, “Sense and Sensibility: Somatic Perception and Affect in Autism Spectrum Disorder”

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

My graduate training was in neuroscience at Emory University. My work was centered on sensory neuroscience applied to human and nonhuman primates, with an emphasis on tactile perception and functional imaging. Having developed an interest in the neuroscience of autism, I pursued postdoctoral studies at the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center at the University of North Carolina.

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Annual Spring Benefit Concert

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Friends of the Waisman Center 23rd Annual Spring Benefit Concert Tangled Up In Blue University of Wisconsin-Madison's Premier Women's A Cappella GroupJoin us for an evening of lively music and delectable food and drinks in…

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May 2018

Grandparent Coffee Group

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2018

Room A120, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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The Grandparents’ Network provides a context for grandparents and other family members to increase their understanding of developmental disabilities, learn how other families cope with the challenge of disability, and contribute expertise, wisdom, and experience.…

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Drawn to Art: The Chazen Exhibit

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Drawn to Art: Celebrating the Waisman Center's Harvey A. Stevens International Collection of Art by People with Developmental Disabilities The Friends of the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison sponsor the Harvey A. Stevens…

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June 2018

Grandparent Coffee Group

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2018

Room A120, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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The Grandparents’ Network provides a context for grandparents and other family members to increase their understanding of developmental disabilities, learn how other families cope with the challenge of disability, and contribute expertise, wisdom, and experience.…

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Day with the Experts: Cochlear Implants

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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July 2018

Golf Benefit 2018

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Bishops Bay Country Club, 3500 Bishops Bay Dr
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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26th Annual Golf Benefit, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Bishops Bay Country Club Join us FORE a good cause! The Friends of the Waisman Center golf benefit is a significant fundraiser for our organization—raising more…

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Translational Medicine in Plain Populations Conference 2018

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 8:00 AM – Tue, Jul 31, 2018, 1:00 PM CDT This two-day event focuses on the clinical care and research of genetic conditions that affect the Plain Community, including Old Order…

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