Williams Syndrome Association Ireland

First National Symposium on Williams Syndrome

Mary Immaculate College will host the first national symposium on Williams syndrome (WS) on Saturday 24th November. WS is a rare genetic neurodevelopmental condition that affects 1:7500 people but it is currently underdiagnosed in Ireland. Its rarity means that parents and professionals often struggle to know how best to support the individual. The day, which begins at 10.30 has parallel sessions for parents, professional and individuals with WS. Inputs include how people with WS perceive their condition, supporting positive behavior through Collaborative Proactive Solutions, developing dynamic parent-professional partnerships, harnessing the power of everyday technology for learning and meeting the needs of professionals to meet the needs of individuals with WS. The book WiSHES (Williams Syndrome: Holistic educational strategies) by Dr. Fionnuala Tynan (MIC) will also be launched on the day by Dr. Patsy Daly, head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education. The symposium will be of value to parents, professionals and anyone seeking to support an individual with WS. There is very limited availability for this symposium left. Please email deboraghbrannigan@hotmail.com to secure a place.

Please see the Formal Invitation to the Symposium including the agenda for the day;  2018_WS Symposium