I ask this because I just got diagnosed at age 29 with level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder (previously Asperger's) but have always felt that I am a little bit more hyper social than antisocial, which is a major characteristic of William's Syndrome.
From the research that I have done just today on it it seems that there is a lot of general social overlap between the two and wondered how many other individuals looked into this.
It also is worth noting that a majority of Williams syndrome individuals have some physical concerns both similar and different than autism and I personally just want to cover all my bases because I have a few things that I suspect I suffer from and want to know as much as I can in case it's something for any kind of concern.
Hi, I wanted to get a teen boy a little gift for Christmas, and I was googling possible gifts for people with autism and Williams Syndrome. I found Rubriks cube as an option, so I bought that, but then I looked more into WS, and it said that individuals with WS struggle with puzzles...so now I feel like I gave a gift that doesn’t show my understanding of WS and that might actually offend his parents because it’s something their child will have a hard time with...how would you feel as a parent if your child was given a gift like this? Any suggestions what else I could give a teen boy with WS?
William's syndrome and hypersociability! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6n4z0XjPh4
Angelman's syndrome and happy puppet laughter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRn8yjlJ1CY
People with Williams Syndrome produce an excess of oxytocin (the love hormone) which is present throughout our gastrointestinal tracts. So I’m just idly wondering if fecal transplants from those with Williams Syndrome could potentially help those who have attachment disorders, anger management issues, and such?
This kid was so trusting of everyone and I just remember laughing out loud with some of the jokes the guys said. Does anyone know what episode it was?
Hello, I have been working with G for about 10 weeks now and have about 8 therapy sessions left with her. Thus far we have been focusing on anxiety management techniques including self regulation, mindfullness, 5 senses technique, PMR and breathing and emotional regulation. We also have covered Interoception as a method of understanding our self regulation. Additionally her therapy assistants are doing meal prep with her and I have organised her some adaptive equipment.
Do you have any ideas of engaging therapy sessions where we can implement more techniques for Williams Syndrome/Self regulation? I want to do something out of the box. Happy to make resources if need be.
Thanks in advance!
So fir people who dk who I am, have a bit of backstory: I am a 13 yr old aspie, synesthete, OCD sufferer and I’m dispraxic (extremely).
so two years ago, I was camping, and I met this girl. She was by a swing by herself. I went over, asked if she wanted to play. She did. And wouldn’t leave me alone, but she was so kind it’s unimaginabl. Last year I learnt she had Williams syndrome. I might be swing her on Monday, and I was wondering if anyone here has Williams, because my friend can’t speak, but I want to know about it from the POV of someone with WS
I had never heard of this before today. This "disorder" is the opposite of things like ASPD...her empathy is on overload. She is happy all the time. When the video started I was thinking it was like a high functioning Downs Syndrome. In the video she says it is related to Downs Syndrome. She is missing one chromosome.
I always have mixed feelings watching videos like this. A weird mix of compassion and hate. Compassion for her situation, but in my mind's eye I focus on the abuse she has likely suffered, and that makes me feel viciously hateful towards those people that did that...for all I know they have never even been abused, but that is what I feel when I see them. I've always been like that with Special Needs people in general, which is why in the past I have always avoided them. It's really hard for me to see them as people rather than victims.
hello out there my name is jessie Proulx and i have Williams syndrome. i know its something that a lot of people haven't heard of ive had it since i was born its hard to deal with sometimes but i don't think about what i cant do i think about what i can do i love spreading love and kindness to everyone everywhere