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Texas A&M University, Rudder Tower – 4th Floor
401 Joe Routt Blvd., College Station, TX

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Attention Educators, Case Managers, Therapists, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Para-professionals…

If you are working with children who have cognitive challenges and learning disabilities, especially Williams syndrome – this conference is for you!

Spend your day as a guest of the Williams Syndrome Association and learn about a genetic condition with a very unique social and learning profile. There are an estimated 25,000 individuals with Williams syndrome in the United States. If you haven’t yet met a student/client with WS, we’re sure you will soon! This conference will help ensure that you will be able to provide the best possible resources for individuals with Williams syndrome, and much of what you learn can be applied to other students in your class as well.

CPE’s provided by Waller School District.


8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome & Conference Overview- No Matter the Path, Autonomy is the Goal

Terry Monkaba, MBA Executive Director, Williams Syndrome Association

9:15 – 10:30 AM Understanding the Educational Profile of Students with Williams Syndrome

Carolyn Mervis, Ph.D.; Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D.; Robin Pegg, M.Ed., COTA/L, ATP

10:45 – Noon Language & Cognition in Williams syndrome

Carolyn Mervis, Ph.D. University of Louisville

Noon – 12:45 PM Lunch on your own (try the student center)

12:45 – 2:00 PM Common Behavior Issues for Children with Williams Syndrome

Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D.

2:15 – 4:00 PM Composition, Comprehension and Mathematics: Helping Students with WS Achieve Success in These Important Academic Areas

Robin Pegg, M.Ed., COTA/L, ATP

Parking for the conference is available in the Koldus or Cain parking garage.

There will be a complementary reception immediately following the conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel: 201 University Drive East.