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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 May 01, 2017, by terrymonkaba
Last month, Jonathan Martinez, a 9 year old boy with Williams syndrome, was one of three victims of a senseless shooting in his special education classroom in San Bernardino, CA.   On that day, we grieved the loss of a member of our Williams syndrome family –a collective family that, in recent years, has grown in both size and emotional connection through social media.  In the face of such a terrible tragedy, we wondered again what the world was coming to and what might be next.  More about A Special Awareness Campaign
Kelley
Posted Oct 15, 2015, by terrymonkaba
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each Friday during October we will feature an adult with Williams syndrome and their workplace. More about WSA Blog Profile: Kelley Martin
Posted Sep 30, 2015, by terrymonkaba
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each Friday during October we will feature an adult with Williams syndrome and their workplace. More about WSA Blog Profile: Melissa Tipton
It Takes a Village
Posted Sep 16, 2015, by terrymonkaba
When our son or daughter is born we immediately want everyone – especially our immediate and extended family to share in our joy. But what happens when sometime in the future – perhaps within days, but more likely months, or even years down the road, we learn that our son or daughter is challenged in some way – medically, developmentally or in the case of those with Williams syndrome, medically AND developmentally. More about WSA Blog: It Takes A Village...