Outreach Activities at the Waisman Center

One of the goals of the Waisman Center is to extend the impact of our work beyond the walls of our facility. The various outreach activities range from center-based activities open to the general public to state-wide training and lectures, to providing direct services to children and adults with disabilities to providing useful and timely information through the Internet and our Family Resource Center.

Learn more about ongoing and periodic outreach activities through the Waisman Center.

Friends of Waisman Center Friends of the Waisman Center
The Friends of the Waisman Center enhance and supplement many types of activities at the Waisman Center that otherwise would not be possible. Most of these activities directly benefit children with developmental disabilities and their families.
Clinical Services & Supports Clinical Services & Supports
The Waisman Center provides clinical care through specialty clinics that are operated in collaboration with UW Hospital and Clinics and several UW-Madison Departments.
Community Training Community Training Calendar
Provides a listing of the community training events that will be conducted or co-sponsored by the Waisman Center UCEDD. For professionals, service providers, consumers, families, and students.
Community Outreach Wisconsin Community Outreach Wisconsin
COW is a group of programs within the Waisman Center which work extensively with individuals and community teams supporting persons with developmental disabilities.
 Waisman Center Children's Theatre Waisman Center Children's Theatre
Provides high quality, diverse, educational, and interactive live theatrical performances at a modest cost and in fully accessible settings.
Seminar Series John D. Wiley Seminar Series
The seminar series features presentations by renowned scientists on topics related to human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. All seminars are free and open to the public and take place on Fridays at Noon throughout the academic year.

Annual Events

Concert Benefit Concert
This annual benefit concert helps support many vital Waisman Center programs. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Waisman Center.
Day with the Experts Waisman Center Day with the Experts
The Waisman presents four annual "Day with the Experts" events focused on autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and cochlear implants. 
Golf Outing Golf Benefit
The Friends of the Waisman Center golf benefit is the most important fund raiser of our organization--raising more than $400,000 over the course of the last 19 years.
Fashion Show Fashion Show for All Abilities
The Fashion Show for All Abilities is a community awareness event, promoting accessibility and calling for respect and courtesy to all persons in a retail setting.
Poster Fair Waisman Poster Fair and Reception
The Waisman Poster Fair and Reception is an annual event initiated by the Waisman Equity and Diversity Committee and is sponsored by the Friends of the Waisman Center.