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Posted Feb 20, 2018, by lauriej1
For many years, Dr. Karen Levine has been using an intervention called “Replays” to help children with Williams syndrome and other neurodevelopmental conditions learn to cope with anxiety. This approach includes play and humor to gradually decrease the child’s fear and anxiety in fearful situations. More about “Replays” Intervention Study: Coping Mechanism for Anxiety
Posted Dec 29, 2017, by lauriej1
The final days of December are nearly always a time for reflection. I find that reflecting on personal, family and WSA activities always helps me put life in perspective. More often than not, accomplishments and causes for celebration outweigh the challenges and that is always a great way to end one year and set new goals for the next. More about Reflections
Posted Nov 27, 2017, by terrymonkaba
It’s hard to believe that it has been 31 years since we attended our first convention in Cincinnati.  It was July of 1986. Ben was just six months old – and I was sleep deprived – but I still have so many vivid memories of that weekend... More about The WSA Convention... Life Changing Then and Now
Posted Oct 23, 2017, by lauriej1
The WSA is proud to partner with Team IMPACT (TI) to spread the word on how young individuals with Williams syndrome can participate in the inspiring program. Team IMPACT is a two-year commitment and relationship between college sports teams and individuals with special needs that “connects children with serious and chronic illnesses to local college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes.” More about The Power of Teams: WSA Partners with Team IMPACT