First Steps: The First One Hundred Days
Your child has just been diagnosed with Williams syndrome - what do you do now? There are several things you should do as soon as possible: Address whatever physical disabilities/problems your child is having....
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Parents Roadmap To Williams Syndrome
Learning that your child has a syndrome can be overwhelming.  Accepting the news emotionally, dealing with immediate medical concerns, and preparing for ongoing development issues can make every day go by in a...
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Therapeutic Interventions
Nearly every individual with Williams syndrome will benefit from therapeutic intervention to help overcome developmental delays, joint problems, fine motor issues and other characteristics common to Williams syndrome...
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Creating an Educational Program [IEP]
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA'97), is your child's roadmap through the public education system.  The IEP is created...
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Connect with the WS Community
When your child is diagnosed with Williams syndrome, you immediately become a member of a community of 20,000+ families in the United States, and countless others world wide.  Closer to home, the communitiy of...
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Williams Syndrome Clinics
Williams syndrome clinics are "specialty" clinics often located in children's hospitals.  They are established to provide a place where parent's can bring their children to see specialists with an...
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Additional Therapies
Individuals with Williams syndrome benefit from many different types of therapeutic support.  In addition to occupational, physical and speech therapy, children with Williams syndrome often particiate, and gain...
Available Aid and Assistance
The diagnosis of Williams syndrome can have financial and resource implications for your family.  Depending on your child's medical status and developmental stage there will be a need for interventions, and...
Financial Concerns
As the parent of a child with disabilities, one of your concerns will be to provide for the future for your child. It is important to make sure that all assets are kept out of your disabled child's name (...
WSA Programs
The programs of the Williams Syndrome Association are designed to support individuals with Williams syndrome, their parents, and the professionals working with our children. Programs are provided at both the national...
Regional Conferences
The Williams Syndrome Association works with volunteers around the country to provide 1-2 day educational conferences for families and local professionals.  The conferences bring families together locally for...
WS in the News
MSNBC Super-social gene may hold clues to autism, other disorders Those with Williams syndrome have a distinctive pattern of intellectual peaks and valleys, including low IQs, developmental delays and learning...
WSA eNewsletter
The WSA eNewsletter is a bi-monthly electronic supplement to Heart to Heart.  The eNewsletter is distributed electronically to all WSA members and contains program highlights and event updates. You can view the...
Webcasts
  Webcast topics will alternate between medical, educational, and other issues.   If you would like to suggest a topic for a future webcast, please send your ideas via email to info@williams-...
Moments in Time: Parent's Stories
Moments in Time: Parents write about special moments in the lives of their children with Williams syndrome One thing that parents, and other family members need when they find out their child has Williams syndrome...
WSA Camps
Each summer more than 200 youth and young adults with Williams syndrome enjoy 1 or more camp weeks designed especially for them, at WSA sponsored camps. The camps keep them busy and happy with many different activities...
Medical Treatment Assistance Fund
The Williams Syndrome Association has established a medical treatment assistance fund to help individuals with Williams syndrome receive the best possible care. The WSA offers financial support to help families cover...
Therapies for Education - "Tear Sheet" Primers
Informational “Tear Sheets” were created for the WSA by therapists with a depth of knowledge about Williams syndrome.  The sheets contain general explanations of what each therapeutic intervention does...
WSA Camp Staff Information
Williams Syndrome Association Camp Programs STAFF INFORMATION   The WSA hires staff for each of our 3 camp weeks and the Adventure Seekers Reunion Week.  Camps are held every other week beginning on July 20,...
WSA Therapeutic Camp Staff Information
Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience Position Descriptions & Application   The following positions are available for the Therapeutic Camp Experience: Camp Director Therapist/Teacher...