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Call for Presentations

The Williams Syndrome Association will host the 16th bi-annual National Convention on Williams syndrome July 2-6, 2014 in Anaheim, CA.  Throughout the week we will bring together medical and educational experts as well as service providers and others to offer their expertise on WS to parents and professionals working with individuals with WS.  The WSA’s national convention and international professional conferences are the premier continuing education event for Williams syndrome, offering unparalleled program quality and diversity.  We hope you will join us!

Convention attendees are families affected by Williams syndrome and the professionals who provide support to them – medical and education professionals, counselors, job developers, placement specialists, support coordinators, therapists, transition staff, etc.  Fifteen hundred family members and professionals joined us in 2012 in Boston.  We expect a similar attendance in Anaheim, including as many as 300 individuals with Williams syndrome.

The WSA seeks presentations that focus on innovative support to individuals with Williams syndrome & demonstration of positive outcomes in the following areas:

  • Job Development & Placement
  • Disability Policy Updates
  • Assistive Technology
  • Leadership Development
  • Social Networking
  • Motivation & Behavior Change
  • Mentoring & Social Coaching
  • Agency & Resource Collaboration
  • Access to Recreation & Sport
  • Micro Business Opportunities
  • Successful Classroom Accommodations
  • Locating Internships
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Independent Living
  • Caregivers & Employment Issues
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Person-Centered Planning 
  • Self-Determination
  • Supported Employment
  • Wellness & Stress Management
  • Community Inclusion
  • Therapeutic intervention for WS
  • Transition Issues: Kindergarten, New HS Education Standards, Post-Secondary, Employment, etc
  • Medical Issues in WS
  • Behavior Management
  • Education Techniques; Reading Strategies etc.
  • Inclusion Strategies
  • Daily Lliving Strategies
  • Music and Williams syndrome; Music Therapy; Music for Enrichment; Music as a Career
  • Estate Planning & Guardianship

Submit Your Presentation for Consideration Online

or download "Call for Presentations" form 

Proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2013 to be considered.