Who is the WSA
The Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) was formed in 1982 by, and for, families of individuals with Williams syndrome.
The WSA is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators. The WSA provides resources, support and the latest medical information to help your child today and throughout his/her life. By joining, you’ll become part of the largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with WS.
- Medical – Heart or blood vessel problems (narrowing in aorta or pulmonary arteries), hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium levels), low birth weight/slow weight gain, colic during infancy, kidney abnormalities, musculoskeletal problems (low muscle tone/joint laxity, joint stiffness) and feeding problems.
- Physical – Characteristic facial appearances that in young children include a small upturned nose, wide mouth, full lips, small chin and puffiness around the eyes.
- Personality – Overly friendly, excessively social personality and relatively strong expressive language skills.
- Developmental – Developmental delays, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Find out more about the WSA
Our statement of purpose.
Programs supported by the WSA
The WSA directly funds or sponsors a number of programs related to Williams syndrome.
- WSA structure and administration
WSA membership and benefits
Membership in the WSA provides a wealth of benefits - both to you and to WS research. You can find the list of benefits here.
WSA's 501(c)(3) certification
View the WSA's official non-profit status document from the IRS.
Contact the WSA
You can find the various ways to contact our offices here.