Liz Hecht

Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705-2280
 
Phone: 608-263-7148
Email: hecht@waisman.wisc.edu
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Last Updated: April 17, 2017

Liz Hecht
 

Specialty Resource Contacts: Specialist for Public Policy
 
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
 
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
 
Service: Her strong interest in public policy ensures that the voices of our families are always at the table, whether at cross-disability coalitions, departmental workgroups, ad hoc committees, legislative hearings, or Governor-appointed councils. As the statewide co-director of Wisconsin Family Voices and the coordinator of the Southern Regional Children with Special Health Care Needs Center, Liz is committed to ensuring that all children with disabilities, regardless of their diagnostic label, have access to services based on their individual needs. She is passionate in her belief that children thrive best when families are supported in their homes and communities. She is committed to the principles of family-centered care and community inclusion of all people with disabilities. Her work as chair of the Children's Long-Term Care Redesign is changing the way Wisconsin and its counties are working with families. She is always the first to ask, "What is the effect on families?" and "Where is the family perspective?" on any issue.

Vita/Bio

Elizabeth Hecht is senior outreach specialist at the Waisman Center's Children with Special Health Care Needs Program . Liz has been a tireless worker on behalf of Wisconsin children with disabilities and their families. Her strong interest in public policy ensures that the voices of our families are always at the table, whether at cross-disability coalitions, departmental workgroups, ad hoc committees, legislative hearings, or Governor-appointed councils. As the statewide co-director of Wisconsin Family Voices and the coordinator of the Southern Regional Children with Special Health Care Needs Center, Liz is committed to ensuring that all children with disabilities, regardless of their diagnostic label, have access to services based on their individual needs. She is passionate in her belief that children thrive best when families are supported in their homes and communities. She is committed to the principles of family-centered care and community inclusion of all people with disabilities. Her work as chair of the Children's Long-Term Care Redesign is changing the way Wisconsin and its counties are working with families. She is always the first to ask, "What is the effect on families?" and "Where is the family perspective?" on any issue.