The 2016 convention was a great success! We look forward to 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. More information will be provided as we get closer to July 2018.
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About the National Convention
Held Biennially in July, the National Convention and Professional Conference bring together the foremost experts on Williams syndrome and related characteristics to discuss the latest research findings, medical treatments and educational strategies. Fifty to Sixty educational sessions provide families with the latest resources and information, while children are entertained and cared for in special age-appropriate programs.
The 2016 schedule includes several new options in addition to our regularly schecduled keynote presentations and workshops:
- A special pre-convention Wrightslaw workshop. This full day program will provide parents of school-age children with essential information on special education laws, IEP's and advocacy.
- An IEP "Drop in" Clinic where you can schedule a private appointment with a an experienced advocate to review your child's current IEP and get suggestions for making it stronger and more appropriate.
- "Table topics" sessions throughout each day - you pick the topic you'd like to discuss and invite others to join you at your table for small group discussion