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Waisman Center Historical Photos


Week 6 - February 5 - February 11, 2023

Jim Dannemiller, PhD Jim Dannemiller lab


#TBT Waisman Center researchers and clinicians are interested in human development. The research of former Waisman investigator, James Dannemiller, PhD, examined the early development of visual attention and basic perceptual processes over the first six postnatal months in human infants. Dannemiller used primarily behavioral methods—observing eye movements in response to the presentation of visual displays. Photo 1 — An image of James Dannemiller from 1999. Photo 2 — The Dannemiller lab worked with infants. #Waisman50years

Week 5 - January 29 - February 4, 2023

TBT WECP TBT Early Childhood
TBT Early Intervention demo project TBT Early Intervention demo project
#TBT The Waisman Center strives to better understand human development and how early interventions may contribute to better outcomes, particularly for children with an intellectual or developmental disability. Some Waisman projects and programs focused on early interventions have included training for parents of children with disabilities, the Waisman Early Childhood Program, the Birth to Three Program in the late 1980s and 1990s, and a broad range of research studies. #Waisman50years

Week 4 - January 22 - 28, 2023

Len Abbeduto with students Leann DaWalt and Sigan Hartley Former Postdoctoral Trainees, now Waisman PIs: (l-r) Audra Sterling, PhD, Doug Dean III, PhD, Lauren Bishop, PhD, and Sigan Hartley, PhD
#TBT The Waisman Center has a long history of training the next generation of scientists and clinicians. In fact, training is one of the four main mandates of the Center. Photo 1 – Len Abbeduto, PhD (center, now at the MIND Institute at UC Davis) shown with students in training. Photo 2 – Leann DaWalt, PhD and Sigan Hartley, PhD (front left to right) with students in training, and Photo 3 – Former Postdoctoral Trainees, now Waisman PIs: (l-r) Audra Sterling, PhD, Doug Dean III, PhD, Lauren Bishop, PhD, and Sigan Hartley, PhD. #Waisman50years

Week 3 - January 15 - 21, 2023

Community TIES Training Community TIES Team
#TBT Since 1986, the Community TIES (Training, Intervention, and Evaluation Services) program has been a leader in supporting community inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who present challenging behaviors. The TIES team addresses behavioral, psychological, and emotional needs through therapeutic approaches that help individuals participate in supported community life. #Waisman50years

Week 2 - January 8 - 14, 2023

Harry Waisman and Eunice Kennedy Shriver The Kennedy telegraph
#TBT 1961: Photo 1 – Harry Waisman, MD, PhD, (left) receives a grant check from Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Kennedy Family Foundation in support of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Laboratories, a precursor to the Waisman Center. The laboratories, headed by Waisman, studied the biochemical causes of intellectual and developmental disabilities with an aim toward treatment and prevention. 1963: Photo 2 – A congratulatory telegram from President John F. Kennedy to Harry Waisman on the official opening of the laboratories, sent on November 20, 1963, just two days before his assassination. #Waisman50years

Week 1 - January 1 - 7, 2023


Harry Waisman views a model of the Waisman Center Harry Waisman turns a shovel at the 1971 groundbreaking

#TBT The Waisman Center celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023! Here are photos of Harry Waisman, MD, PhD, at the groundbreaking of the building and with a model of the center that bears his name. Learn more about how we are celebrating at