Welcome to the Williams Syndrome Association
Williams Syndrome is a developmental disorder that occurs in 1 in every 22,000 newborns.
Back in the 50s were described children with hypercalcemia and facial features commonly defined as "head elf" as well as mental retardation and a heart murmur. The association of this group of disorders with a probable common cause (that means syndrome) was published by Williams in 1961 and Beuren in 1962, hence its name from Williams syndrome or Williams-Beuren.
The origins of the Williams Syndrome Association in Spain date back to January 1995, the date on which a group of parents affected by the syndrome, they decided to fight to improve the quality of life for their children and to disclose it.
On 25 January 1995 establishing our entity, pursuant to the provisions of Law 191/64 of 24 December and additional rules of Decree 1440/85 of 20 May as private non-profit.
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