Join medical, educational professionals and WSA members with in-depth experience in aspects of Williams syndrome to learn the latest educational strategies and medical information needed to help our children, of all ages, attain their full potential, and enjoy enriched and healthy lives. In addition to the professionally led sessions, parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to participate in networking sessions designed to allow attendees to help each other by sharing the "tips and tricks" that we don't learn from professionals. Parenting itself, is a wonderful teacher, and we can gain valuable insights from each other.
Download: Educational Sessions
75 & 90 minute sessions for parents and caregivers, led by local and national professionals/WS experts. Each session is designated for a specific audience (parents of infants through adult) or "everyone".
IEP "Drop-in" Clinic
Throughout each day there will also be an IEP "Drop in" Clinic where you can schedule a private appointment with an experienced advocate to review your child's current IEP. Sign up for a free 45 minute one-on-one session with advocacy experts to review your child’s IEP and get general suggestions for making current goals stronger, more appropriate goals to add, requesting services etc. Sessions are available throughout the day, every day! Walk-ins will also be accepted as resources allow, priority will be given to pre-registered sessions. If you are planning to attened the Convention, please pre-register your scheduled advocate session at: wsa2016-advocates.com
Each morning begins with a general session designed to get your day off to a great start. Keynote sessions provide the opportunity for you to spend 90 minutes for yourself, rather than on the hallmarks of Williams syndrome. Our keynote speakers will help you laugh, sing, maybe even cry a little, and most importantly, feeling better about yourself and with a few more of the tools to help you in your journey with a child who has Williams syndrome.