Ida Winters

Position title: Outreach Associate and Family Engagement Specialist

Ida wearing large earrings, pink top, and pink necklace

Ida Winters is a self-advocate, the mother of 3 wonderful young men who all live with special healthcare needs, and one in which received a late diagnosis of Autism. Ida’s committed to being that person that she needed during her and her children’s journey to a diagnosis and being an avid advocate for change wherever she is needed. Ida strongly believes that the only way for change to truly happen is by educating and empowering the underserved and under resourced populations and changing the narrative from “underserved to well served”!

Ida currently works at the University of Wisconsin Madison – Waisman Center as an Outreach Associate, Wisconsin Care Integration Initiative (WiCII) Family Engagement Specialist, Ida also works with WI LEND as a Family Peer Mentor and LCS Co-facilitator
Ida is a member of the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home Health Equity Subcommittee (NRC-PFCMH).

In the past Ida has worked as an Autism Family Navigator at the Next Step Clinic in Milwaukee, WI. Providing developmental screenings, referrals, supports, and education to families, caregivers and professionals about child development and the importance of early identification.

Presentation Title: Social Workers working with the Community Confronting Racial Justice Panel

Presentation Description: Open Panel Discussion