Williams syndrome is a genetic disorder, present at birth, which can affect anyone. Medical and developmental problems, including cardiovascular disease and learning disabilities, typically occur – but side-by-side with striking abilities. These include advanced verbal skills, highly sociable personalities and an affinity for music.
Early detection and better medical care are increasing survival rates and improving life for people with Williams syndrome. Cutting-edge research is leading to new insights about the workings of the brain in language and spatial processing, and may also contribute to greater understanding of common problems like hypertension and anxiety.
The Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators. By supporting the WSA, you will create life-changing opportunities for people with Williams syndrome and help accelerate research that could have far broader applications.
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