The following section contains introductory information for parents of children ages 6-12 with Williams syndrome.
This information is provided from the Fulfilling Dreams book.
When children with Williams syndrome reach school age, acquiring the proper educational setting is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to what the best program might be for your child. The cognitive abilities of children with Williams syndrome can vary greatly, as can their rates of development.
As parents, it is important to learn all you can about the special education system in your community, and to be a proactive member of your childï¿½s edcuational "team." There is a great deal of information available to help you in this process - from general information about special education laws and IEP planning to specific information on classroom strategies and evaluations for children with Williams syndrome.
See the following areas: