Our goal is to reach as many families affected by Williams syndrome as possible, and we're excited to offer a way for parents and caregivers to connect with experts conveniently online.
Once a month, an expert on a topic related to Williams syndrome will be conducting a webinar and Q/A session. They will take questions prior to the session and answer those, along with offering some background on the topic at hand, and there will be time at the end for organic questions and discussions that arise doing the session. To accomodate work and family schedules, as well as time zones, these online sessions will be held at 9 p.m. EST and will run one hour. These sessions are being provided because we know that some areas of the country don't have much in the way of specialized clinics or support and we want to reach as many parents and caregivers as possible. Thet will be recorded and available online for those who can't participate in real time. We are also starting Ask the Expert: IEP Edition. Every month, our education consultant Robin Pegg will be hosting a session specifically about IEPs. Scroll down for that schedule. Please register and send in your questions--we look forward to hearing from you and making these sessions a valuable experience.
Schedule for the year for "Ask the Expert":
June 15 at 9 p.m. EST: Ask the Expert, IEP edition with WSA education condultant Robin Pegg
Ask the Expert with Stella Beard June 25: 9 p.m. EST
Join us for discussion around transition supports (ages 14 and older) whether students are transitioning to community based supports; the workplace, or post secondary education opportunities.
Age group covered: Teens/Adults
Laura Chesser, BA
Barbara Pober, MD
Aging and WS
Michelle Self, PhD
Transition to school: From Pre-school to Elementary
Ages 3-7 years old
Carolyn Mervis, PhD
Terry Monkaba, MBA
Applying for SSI
Chris McDougle, MD
Attention/Anxiety - Medication Management
Past Webinars and recordings
Robin Pegg will be hosting a session specifically about IEPs every month.
April 15 Robin Pegg, MEd
May 29 at 9 p.m. EST: Anxiety & Behavior
Karen Levine, PhD