Badgers ADAPT, a Rec Sports initiative to provide adaptive and Paralympic sports, events and activities, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Southeast Recreational Facility, 715 W. Dayton St.
Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
A global effort to create a new computer ecosystem that is easily accessible to people with disabilities, senior citizens and others with special needs is set to become reality through a $20 million federal grant to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Two researchers from UW–Madison's School of Education are collaborating with partners from across Wisconsin and the nation on two new initiatives designed to provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in their efforts to help people with disabilities obtain employment and increase their opportunities to be involved in their communities.
Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited intellectual disability and the greatest single genetic contributor to autism. Unlocking the mechanisms behind fragile X could make important revelations about the brain.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Recreational Sports, along with UW Kinesiology Adapted Fitness, will host Badgers ADAPT on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeast Recreational Facility.
The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Waisman Center. The findings are revealing more information about the earliest stages of the neurodegenerative disease.
A University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.
Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to participate in a day of Paralympic and adaptive sports and activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Gym 2 at the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) on campus. The event is free and open to all UW–Madison students.
Getting up Observatory Hill will now be easier for members of the campus community who are not physically able to make the trip. A new, accessible shuttle is being provided by Transportation Services and will run until the Route 80 campus bus can once again return to its regular route.
When Bridget Muldowney was a little girl, she and her friends at the Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP) would look up from the playground every time the noisy Med Flight helicopter landed at UW Hospital across the street. Today, she’s across the street herself.
Tim Gattenby is a glass-is-half-full type of guy who brings his own brand of upbeat energy and perspective to his post as coordinator of adaptive fitness and personal training with UW–Madison's Department of Kinesiology.
You're not alone. It's a simple message but one that can provide great comfort. That is just part of what those who gather at the Waisman Center as part of the Grandparents' Network take with them following each meeting.
In new research published this week, Anita Bhattacharyya, a neuroscientist at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, reports on brain cells that were grown from skin cells of individuals with Down syndrome.
For many families, the occasional evening out for dinner at a restaurant is an enjoyable treat. But for parents who care for children with autism, the notion of eating out can be panic inducing.
The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows.
Back in 2005, "sit-skis" for cross-country skiers with disabilities were expensive, uncomfortable and largely unavailable - except to a handful of Paralympic athletes, at price tags of more than $2,000. Today, more than 300 sitting-position skis, with an adaptable, user-friendly design, enable a much wider group of people with lower-body limitations to participate in the popular winter sport, at a cost of only about $250 per ski.
Giizhik Klawiter has never been so much as a visitor to the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Waisman Center, but the 10-year-old boy with autism from Hayward, Wis., is one of the most faithful supporters of the center's developmental disabilities research. For four years, Giizhik's mother, Pam Miller, has visited Walmart, the casino, grocery stores and craft fairs to sell Christmas cards designed by Giizhik (whose name means "white cedar" in Ojibwe) and his brother Mino (short for Minode'e, loosely "has a kind heart").
The parents of grown children with autism are more likely to divorce than couples with typically developing children, according to new data from a large longitudinal study of families of adolescents and adults with autism.