UW Health's developmental pediatricians in Madison, Wisconsin, provide services for infants and children who have developmental delays, including autism. Assessments are provided by specialists who work closely together to provide comprehensive and integrated evaluations. Our physicians believe in involving a child's parents in all areas of treatment, and we keep parents abreast of every phase of diagnosis and evaluation.
 
Child Development
 
The Child Development Clinic at the Waisman Center offers consultation and limited follow-up to parents with concerns about their child's development or learning. Interested families respond to a clinic questionnaire, which is reviewed by our child development specialist who decides whether a clinic appointment or external referral is the appropriate next step. Parents are encouraged to consult with their primary care physicians prior to contacting the Child Development Clinic.
 
Developmental Disabilities
 
The Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Waisman Center offers specialized diagnostic and assessment services to persons who have, or are suspected of having, developmental problems. Assessments are provided by specialists who work closely together to provide comprehensive and integrated evaluations. Family members and community personnel have an important role on this team. Their input, questions and opinions are indispensable. As a part of each evaluation, family members and staff meet together to review findings and formulate recommendations.