Four Waisman Center investigators will dig deeper into the function of genes implicated in autism and brain development with support from the prestigious Simons Foundation 2022 Pilot Award.
Seminar – Brenna Maddox, PhD – “Working Together to Improve Suicide Prevention Practices for People on the Autism Spectrum”
Dr. Maddox is an assistant Professor in the department of psychiatry. As the implementation scientist at TEACCH, her work focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan.
Power and Control: Learning to Use It Respectfully – In Person Training
As caregivers, we are in a close and complicated relationship with the individuals we support. We are asked to ensure certain levels of health and safety, while also giving the client the dignity of personhood and autonomy.
Susan Ellis Weismer, PhD – Slide of the Week
The present study used an eye-gaze task to evaluate predictive language processing among 3- to 4-year-old autistic children (n = 34) and 1.5- to 3-year-old, language-matched neurotypical (NT) children (n = 34).
Managing Threatening Confrontations
Managing Threatening Confrontations is designed to assist you in learning how to effectively support individuals who could experience the full range of behavioral escalation. These moments often appear chaotic-when to talk, when to step back, who to call for back up, and “when to duck.”
Managing Threatening Confrontations – In Person Training
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UCEDD Slide of the Week
Many children with developmental disabilities are not identified before age 3 years of age, preventing them from being able to fully benefit from early intervention services.
NIH Awards $10 Million to researchers at UW-Madison and the University of Utah for landmark study on aging in autistic adults
Recent studies suggest that older adults with ASD may have shorter life expectancies and more physical and mental health difficulties than the general population. A new, landmark longitudinal study of aging and autism hopes to better understand how differences in aging may impact the health outcomes of individuals with ASD.
Autistic Flourishing: Fostering Happy, Healthy Brains & Bodies
Explore how to be an ally and foster genuine autistic happiness, health and, flourishing across the lifespan for our autistic selves, family, friends, and fellow humans.
Undergraduate student at the Waisman Center receives training support from the new Morris H. Aprison Scholar Fund for Undergraduate Research
Sabrina Huang, a rising senior in the Waisman lab of Xinyu Zhao, PhD, was awarded inaugural support from the endowed Morris H. Aprison Scholar Fund for Undergraduate Research.