Gabrielle – Film about Young Woman with Williams Syndrome

Gabrielle – I’m just beginning to pick up news stories here about a new film about a young woman with Williams Syndrome who has fallen in love. It is getting some good reviews. It’s called “Gabrielle” and the young woman playing the title role is an adult with Williams Syndrome. Her name is Gabrielle Marion-Rivard and […]

Prenatal ‘Memory’ Ultrasounds are Trendy Yet Risky in Wrong Hands; Darlene Ginnett, RDMS, Pacific Coast Ultrasound, Urges Expectant Parents to Scrutinize Credentials

Los Alamitos, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2007 Congratulations. You are having a baby. Now you can sit back and enjoy your nine months of pregnancy worry free. Right? “Wrong,” says Darlene Ginnett, RDMS, CEO of Pacific Coast Ultrasound, a Los-Alamitos, CA-based certified independent diagnostic facility that specializes in prenatal ultrasound offering full diagnostics as well […]

New website gives hope to parents of special needs children.

(PRWEB) May 25, 2001 Jan Bedell has worked in the Neurodevelopmental field for over 8 years and is the owner of Little Giant Steps. Her company assists parents with techniques to help their children who suffer with learning difficulties. With the new website at, she can now reach out to all parents of special […]

ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp for Williams Syndrome

ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp for People with Developmental Disabilities The ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is a week-long residential camp designed for people with Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities who are at least 16 years-old. June 26-July 1, 2011 Fun, Musical Experience Also Focuses on Social Skills and Independence Campers celebrate music by […]

Williams Syndrome on ABC News

When 20/20’s Chris Cuomo attended a camp for children with Williams he was besieged by hugs and slaps on the back. Then came the barrage of questions. “What’s your favorite color?” “Where do you live?” “Have you met Barney the Dinosaur?” I’ve just watched the replay. It shows the joy that Williams Syndrome people […]

Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker have volunteered for the ACM Music Camp this year.

(RTTNews) – Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker have volunteered for the ACM Music Camp this year. Underwood and Rucker will be joining previously announced volunteer Gary Allan at the second annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, funded by the ACM and offered through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to help people with Williams syndrome and other […]

Special Olympics swimmer heads to world games Thursday, June 16, 2011

From ABC7: June 16, 2011 (ELMHURST, Ill.) (WLS) — On Friday, a local gold medal swimmer is heading to Greece to represent the U.S. in the Special Olympics World Summer Games. She is the only swimmer from Illinois. After 23 years of winning medals in different events, 37-year-old Jeanne Decarlo’s dream has come true. At […]