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Williams syndrome

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. Williams syndrome is associated with an unusual pattern of strengths and weaknesses in linguistic and cognitive profiles, as well as intellectual disability. It is present at birth and affects males and females equally. It can occur in all ethnic groups and has been identified in countries throughout the world.


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  • The Williams Syndrome Association
    The WSA is the only group in the US devoted exclusively to improving the lives of individuals with Williams syndrome and their families. The WSA supports research into all facets of the syndrome, and the development of the most up to date educational materials regarding Williams syndrome.

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