May/June 2014

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Another Successful Awareness Month!
The WSA celebrated 5 years of awareness activities in the best way possible - with our largest and most successful Awareness Month to date! There were 14 new walk locations this year, 52 in all covering 27 states. And that was not all.

New Website Nearly Complete
"Quick Facts" for Teachers
We have been working diligently with our web development team and WS experts to create a fresh new site for the WSA.  The goal is to provide easier navigation and the most up-to-date content.
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Students with Williams syndrome have extraordinary gifts and unique challenges - in life, and in the classroom.  Their uneven learning profile of verbal strengths coupled with non-verbal difficulties make IQ scores a poor indicator of capability.
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Additional Resource Added to Website
for Those Facing Surgery

We all know that anesthesia can be risky for those with Williams syndrome.  As parents we must take a very proactive role to insure that the medical teams who are treating our children are made aware of the potential risks and are well prepared.
2014 National Convention is Underway

The 2014 International Professional Conference and Family Convention begins this week in Anaheim, California.  There are over 1100 people registered, including 300 individuals with Williams syndrome, ages 1 through 65. Attendees are coming from almost every state in the US as well as Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, Italy, Peru, Argentina, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom.