Is the iPad a Good Buy For a Special Needs Adult?

We bought Linda an iPad for Christmas. She is an adult with special needs, Williams Syndrome to be exact. She can read and write but has  poor coordination. Her visuo-spatial awareness is very poor, again typical of Williams Syndrome symptoms. She had used a laptop but couldn’t quite get to grips with the mouse and […]

For you on Sunday!

I was up first this morning… Linda and Beth had declared their desire to have a restful morning so I let them lie in their beds as I came down and started to mooch around doing Sunday morning stuff. I’d settled down to check emails and updates on Facebook when I heard a voice at […]

Sunglasses galore!

Linda is going on holiday. For a few days she is going to visit her brother and she is so looking forward to this. Adults with Williams Syndrome are known for being very friendly and this seems to be even more exaggerated when the focus is family. As this is a holiday where we hope […]

Incontinence Assessment

We’ve been aware that Linda seems to be thirsty, drinking plenty of liquids and also goes to the toilet frequently… so much so that we asked the GP to check her out for diabetes. That’s a quick dipstick test in a sample of urine – tricky to get the urine, simple to do the test! […]

Williams Syndrome Symptoms

If you’re searching for this information the chances are that you know someone who has, or may have Williams Syndrome. My sister was only diagnosed in her 40s. My parents struggled to understand what was happening with their child…  I hope most people are now diagnosed as children and have much better support from various […]

Linda – In Her Own Words

Tonight I (Meg) asked Linda if she would like to say anything to the world on her blog and she took over the keyboard: i am a lovely girl i would like a new bible and a new dinasaw if i had the money to buy them. So there you have it, Linda, at this […]

Angry Birds

Linda, loves music, she loves dancing, she loves babies, she loves aeroplanes… These things, although an eclectic collection of passions, are probably familiar to many people who know someone with Williams Syndrome. Never has Linda been particularly interested in computer games, until now. I guess she is used to seeing me come home, sit on […]

So why won’t she walk on the gravel?

When we moved house, we knew there might be a bit of a problem parking cars… the driveway is long and thin and runs alongside the house and a long thin flowerbed. We end up parking the cars one behind another and there’s only a few inches of the concrete driveway free to  walk on […]