The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center is one of 15 centers in the country dedicated to research into human development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases.

It's an amazing place, studying causes and potential treatments for conditions like autism, Alzheimer's and seizure disorders. Yet it remains a largely under-appreciated asset on campus. Through no fault of the Friends of the Waisman Center to be sure. This nonprofit group does everything it can to support the important work being done at the Waisman Center, and there's an event this coming Sunday to which we'd like to direct your attention. It's a concert featuring the Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble with a reception to follow, all at the Waisman Center. It starts at 6 p.m. and it's a great way to get to know the center and support the life-changing work being done there.