Tag Disabilities

New nursing immersion program offers students meaningful, hands-on experience at respite camp

September 6, 2019

Nursing students in a new summer respite camp immersion course provided services for people with a broad spectrum of disabilities and practiced new nursing skills.

Brand New Badger: Music provides a salve for freshman following life-altering injury

August 28, 2019

His desire to attend UW–Madison never wavered throughout his recovery, with a focus on gaining the skills to run his own music studio.

Electronic records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

August 21, 2019

UW–Madison's Marsha Mailick led researchers from the Waisman Center and Marshfield Clinic in a study that employed machine learning to mine decades of electronic health records of nearly 20,000 individuals.

Special education teacher residency program launched

November 9, 2018

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Waisman Center welcomes a center leader to director position

April 5, 2018

Qiang Chang, a longstanding member of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center’s leadership team, has been named the new director of the center following a nationwide search.

Video game improves balance in youth with autism

November 21, 2017

Balance challenges are more common among people with ASD, and difficulties with balance are thought to relate to more severe ASD symptoms and impaired activities in daily living.

Gymful of effort, smiles: Adaptive fitness proves exercise is for everybody

October 25, 2017

The UW–Madison Adaptive Physical Activity Program helps its clients recover from serious injuries and illnesses with a can-do attitude and individual attention from the many students who work there.

Signs of Summer

August 10, 2017

There’s plenty of interaction, but absolutely no talking in one class at UW–Madison this summer, as an intimate group of students learns to communicate with American Sign Language. Video by Craig Wild/University Communications

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

March 20, 2017

A new study led by Sigan Hartley looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

Trueba: Office of Compliance is a value-added campus resource

January 17, 2017

Approaching a year under its belt, UW–Madison’s new Office of Compliance is now focused on building a campuswide network of compliance partners, director Cathy Trueba says.

A vision for genes: One-of-a-kind geneticist snags Ph.D.

November 3, 2016

Drew Hasley became the first legally blind person with a UW–Madison doctorate in genetics — and possibly only the second blind UW–Madison Ph.D. in biological sciences.

Trey Duffy returns to Madison as interim director of McBurney Center

March 8, 2016

As Cathy Trueba moves into a newly created role as the university’s director of compliance, the center, which provides disability resources, will remain in trusted hands.

Video game research shows promise for autism

January 20, 2016

The Waisman Center is studying how helping kids with autism spectrum disorder improve their motor skills may have a positive impact on their symptoms.