Our goal is to reach as many families affected by Williams syndrome as possible, and we're excited to offer a way for parents and caregivers to connect with experts conveniently online.
Once a month, an expert on a topic related to Williams syndrome will be conducting a webinar and Q/A session. They will take questions prior to the session and answer those, along with offering some background on the topic at hand, and there will be time at the end for organic questions and discussions that arise doing the session. To accomodate work and family schedules, as well as time zones, these online sessions will be held at 9 p.m. EST and will run one hour. These sessions are being provided because we know that some areas of the country don't have much in the way of specialized clinics or support and we want to reach as many parents and caregivers as possible. They will be recorded and available online for those who can't participate in real time.
We are also offering Ask the Expert: Education Edition. Every month, our education consultant Robin Pegg or a guest will be hosting a session specifically about education topics. Please register and send in your questions--we look forward to hearing from you and making these sessions a valuable experience for all.
Schedule for "Ask the Expert":
On February 13 at 9 p.m. EST, David Koppenhaver, PhD was a guest, and he discussed his research on the reading abilities in children with Williams syndrome and take questions on reading education.
Past Webinars and recordings
January 28 at 9 p.m. EST
All About the WSA's National Convention
Join executive director Terry Monkaba as she gives a convention overview and answers any questions about convention 2020 in Phoenix July 8-11. A comprehensive information sheet on convention can be found here.
January 19: 9 p.m. EST
Robin Pegg, WSA education consultant, gave an overview of our education resources.
Ask the Expert:
IEP: Least Restrictive Environment
Join Robin Pegg October 15:
WSA education consultant Robin Pegg answered questions Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. EST for the Ask the Expert: IEP Edition session of the month.
Michelle Self, PhD was live September 24 at 9 p.m. EST
Transition to school: From Pre-school to Elementary
Ages 3-7 years old
Send in your question prior to the session so it can be answered!
Barbara Pober, MD Clinical Geneticist. Aging and WS
Ask the Expert with Stella Beard: Transition Supports
Access to Post-Secondary Education: Laura Chesser, WSA July 31
IEP Edition: April 15 Robin Pegg, MEd