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2011 WSA Canyon Region Conference


Creating the Dream:
The Lifelong Journey with
Williams Syndrome

September 17, 2011 
8 am - 5 pm

Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA


Online Registration has now closed.

 Please contact Julia Uhll at:
regarding late registration.



Keynote speakers: Jim, Diane & Jodi Reid – “Living the Dream”

Breakout sessions:
• Conservatorship & Estate Planning
• Living Options
• Community/Job Opportunities
• Relationships
• Topics relevant for adults and children with Williams Syndrome
• Behavior & Development

Panel of experts: Including a Cardiologist, Geneticist, Neurologist, Psychologist, and Pediatrician/Internal Medicine Specialist

Research update: Dr. Ursula Bellugi at the Salk Institute, and her collaborators, have been awarded a multi-institute grant from NICHD for the study of Williams Syndrome. Scientists from the interdisciplinary team will present their innovative approaches to linking gene, brain, and behavior.

Research panel biographies

Childcare available through The Arc of San Diego at the JCC
• Programs for ages: 2-6 years, 7-12 years, 13-21 years
• $50/child or teen
• First come, first served basis (limited to 20 per age group)

Registration: $79 per person* (includes lunch & refreshments)

  Download a copy of the program of events here.
  Keynote speaker and panel of experts biographies

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel for Friday night 9/16/2011.

• $109 room rate - ask for the "Williams Syndrome Association rate"


Conference Volunteers: Volunteers are a very important part of any successful conference. Where could you fit in? 

The day of the conference:
• Registration table (3 volunteers needed)
• Help with childcare programs (3 volunteers needed)

Before the conference:
• Become our Entertainment Committee Chair and work with us to plan a Friday evening (September 16th) family gathering/activity 

There are so many ways you can help.

Please contact Julia Uhll to donate the generous gift of your time.

  * For information regarding California Regional Center assistance with registration and/or childcare fees, please contact Diane Niles
  For all other information, please contact Yvonne Searcy at the Salk Institute at 858-453-4100 ext. 1416