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Waisman Center

Program Name: Communication Development Program

Services offered:

  1. Communication Development Program (CDP)
     • Community Based Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services (AAC)
     • Assistive Technology Services with Speech language Pathology and Occupational Therapy

  2. Communication Aids and Systems Clinic (CASC)
     • Waisman Center Based Alternative and Augmentative Communications Services (AAC)
     • Assistive Technology Services with Speech language Pathology and Occupational Therapy

Web page: www.waisman.wisc.edu

Primary contacts: Julie Gamradt or Deanna Schmidt
Address: 315 Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave. Madison, WI 53705
Telephone number: 608-263-2522
Fax number: 608-265-9851
Email address: casc-cdp@waisman.wisc.edu

Years in service: 20+ years

Hours of operations: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Size of staff: 4 SLPs, 3 OTs, 1 Graduate PA, 1 Program PA, 6 student employees

Average cost of service is: Please contact clinic for more information.

CDP Program is funded by: Dane County Human Services Contract and medical insurance.

CASC Program is funded by: Medical insurance, educational/vocational funding support through special contracts.

Average length of service is: Based on individual needs. Typical evaluation is 2-4 visits.

Intake procedure is: Contact the main office to obtain registration materials.

Target population is: Individuals whose ability to speak or write cannot fully meet their communication needs and / or access needs, as a result of developmental disabilities, acquired disorders or disease (ALS, Spinal Cord Injury), or acquired brain injuries (TBI).

Other eligibility requirements include:

  1. CDP: Dane County residents age 0-4 and 18 +, with developmental disabilities or acquired brain injury.
  2. CASC: Dane County residents age 4 and up; referrals and services for out of county and out of state residents (all ages) should be directed to CASC.

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