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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. They will be recorded and available online for those who can't participate in real time.

We are also offering Ask the Expert: IEP Edition. Every month, our education consultant Robin Pegg will be hosting a session specifically about IEPs.  Please register and send in your questions--we look forward to hearing from you and making these sessions a valuable experience for all.  

 

Schedule for the year for "Ask the Expert":

 

September 2019

Michelle Self, PhD 

Transition to school: From Pre-school to Elementary  (registration link coming soon)

Ages 3-7 years old

October 2019

Carolyn Mervis, PhD 

Cognitive Testing

All ages

November 2019

Terry Monkaba, MBA 

Applying for SSI

Adults

December 2019

Chris McDougle, MD

Attention/Anxiety - Medication Management

All ages


Past Webinars and recordings

April:

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

April 15  Robin Pegg, MEd

Slide presentation link

April 29, 2019: Marisa Fisher, PhD

Building Social Skills
Ages covered: Teens/Adults
 
 

May 2019

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

Karen Levine, PhD 

All ages

Click for slide presentation.

June 15: Ask the Expert, IEP edition with WSA education condultant Robin Pegg.

Slide presentation link

 

July 2019

Ask the Expert with Stella Beard  July 8: 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

Slide presentation link

July 2019

Access to Post-Secondary Education  

Laura Chesser, WSA July 31 at 9 p.m. EST

Teens/Adults
 
 

August 2019:

Ask the Expert: IEP Edition with Robin Pegg, August 15 at 9 p.m. EST

 Note: video starts at 3:45 minutes in. 

August 2019

August 19: Barbara Pober, MD Clinical Geneticist

Aging and WS Subject matter is open to all parents/caregivers, but will focus on adults and aging individuals with WS.