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I am a grandparent
Extended family is very important in any child’s life, but that network of support becomes crucial to families who have a child with Williams syndrome. We asked several grandparents to share their experiences and they gave great candid advice. We thank them all for opening up in the spirit of helping others with what they’ve learned. Enjoy their responses.
In a one sentence “blurb,” describe the role of a good grandparent to a child who has WS:
The role of grandparents is important in any family, but for families with a special needs child, the importance of extended support excelerates. Research is ongoing--below are a few articles/studies about the roles of grandparents.
Click for this online article: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Developmental Disabilites.