What is Williams syndrome?

Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.

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How to join

Membership in the NZ Williams Syndrome Association includes individuals with Williams Syndrome, their families, friends, medical and educational professionals.  Anyone interested in learning more about Williams Syndrome can benefit from membership. A major part of our association is to support families.

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Our galleries of photos and articles, will keep you updated on what our members have achieved throughout the year.

Kit Crawford was awarded The Queens Service Medal for services to people with WS in the June Queens Birthday honours.  You can read more about this wonderful achievement in this local newspaper article.

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