Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sick Kids Williams Syndrome Workshop

Hi! I'm Allie, one of Paul's daughters. The last post on here was over two years ago, so I'm going to try to pick it up again.

To start off, you should know about the Williams Syndrome Workshop at Sick Kids Hospital. This event occurred in August, and was totally free, thanks to sponsors and donators. I believe there were about 100 people there, and my highlight was being able to meet other kids with WS for the first time. This was the first time the event was held, but the wonderful event coordinator, Melanie Côté, has plans for an annual conference. There is no information posted about this yet, but you can keep informed on the facebook page:

I hope that every family affected by Williams Syndrome in the Toronto area will be able to make it out to the next one. There is no age limit, and it was great to share stories with parents, learn from experts in genetics and psychology, and gain a boatful of new resources. (Plus it was just a whole lot of fun!)