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October 2018

What to Do While You’re Waiting for Intensive Services

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Parenting Your Child with Autism Series Presents: Title: What to Do While You're Waiting for Intensive Services About the Talk: Getting a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is only the first step to getting the…

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Seminar – Stewart Anderson, MD – “Using Stem Cell Derived Cortical Interneurons to Study Development and Treat Disease”

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

I am a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-based faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UPenn. The focus of my laboratory concerns the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern the development of the mammalian forebrain. We use mouse genetics, forebrain slice and dissociated culture techniques, as well as mouse and human pluripotent stem cells in cell culture and transplantation experiments to study the fate determination of interneurons of the cerebral cortex.

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November 2018

Grandparent Coffee Group

November 2 @ 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, happening 2 times

Room A120, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Grandparents with toddler

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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Town Hall Meeting: Supporting the Safety of Patients, Staff and Visitors to the Waisman Center

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Waisman Center Presents: Title: Supporting the Safety of Patients, Staff and Visitors to the Waisman Center Speakers: Sarah Marshall, CCC-SLP and Erin Thomson, MSW, LCSW - Co-leads for the Clinics Behavioral Emergency Response Team…

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Seminar – Zachary Warren, PhD – “Improving Systems of Care for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Screening to Lifespan Treatment”

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Warren received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2005 from the University of Miami and is currently an associate professor of pediatrics, psychiatry, and special education at Vanderbilt University. He is the executive director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s (VKC) Treatment and Research Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), autism clinical services within the Division of Developmental Medicine at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and serves as co-PI of the Autism Speaks – Autism Treatment Network at Vanderbilt.

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Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

Learn about the latest advances in cerebral palsy research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts-individuals with cerebral palsy and family members. For additional details call 608.263.5837 or email to To…

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The Prince & the Pauper – Playtime Productions

The Prince and the Pauper - Playtime Productions

November 11, 2018 at 1 & 3 pm Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium Playtime Productions The classic tale of the mayhem and mischief that erupts when a poor boy and a prince exchange places…

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Seminar – Elizabeth Head, MA, PhD – “Down syndrome, Aging and Alzheimer disease: Role for Cerebrovascular Pathology”

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Head received her B.Sc., MA and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Toronto, Canada.  She completed a postdoctoral position at the University of California at Irvine and remained as an assistant professor in residence, where she was the Director of the Brain Tissue Repository and served as Co-Leader of the Alzheimer Disease Center Neuropathology Core. The Head laboratory is dedicated to the understanding of aging and Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome. 

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Seminar – Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD – “‘Seq-ing’ Insights into the Pathophysiology of Autism and Rett Syndrome”

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine   About the Speaker: Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman…

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December 2018

Seminar – Jayshree Samanta, MBBS, PhD – “Role of GPNMB in Neural Stem Cells”

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jayshree Samanta, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. Jayshree Samanta, MBBS, PhD University of Wisconsin–Madison   About the Speaker: My lab focuses on how neural stem cells generate myelin in the brain during development as well as during recovery from a…

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