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Ask The Expert: A Series of Q/A sessions about Williams syndrome

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 2019

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

Transition Supports

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

July 2019 

Laura Chesser, BA

Access to Post-Secondary Education   

August 2019

Barbara Pober, MD

Aging and WS


September 2019

Michelle Self, PhD 

Transition to school: From Pre-school to Elementary

Ages 3-7 years old

October 2019

Carolyn Mervis, PhD 

Cognitive Testing

All ages

November 2019

Terry Monkaba, MBA 

Applying for SSI


December 2019

Chris McDougle, MD

Attention/Anxiety - Medication Management

All ages

Past Webinars and recordings


Robin Pegg will be hosting a session specifically about IEPs every month. 

April 15  Robin Pegg, MEd

View/listen to the recording

April 29,2019: Marisa Fisher, PhD
Building Social Skills
Ages covered: Teens/Adults
Recording available soon. Click for Slide presentation. 

May 2019

May 29 at 9 p.m. EST: Anxiety & Behavior 

Karen Levine, PhD 

All ages

Click for slide presentation.