Williams syndrome (WS) is a rare genetic condition that can cause both cognitive and medical problems. Most young children with Williams syndrome have similar facial features, heart or blood vessel problems, elevated blood calcium levels, low birth-weight / low weight gain, developmental delays, and other characteristic symptoms. Check out these sites for information about Williams syndrome.
The home page of the Williams Syndrome Foundation, this extensive site provides a wide range of information about the medical and genetic aspects of WS, behavior and music, family issues, links, and much more.
Each month, Karen Scarpelli, the parent of a child with Williams syndrome, posts new medical research and findings on Williams syndrome which appear in the MEDLINE database. The current postings are timely, and the archive of older references dates back to 1995.