Angels at our Table is a unique collection of real life stories drawn from the experiences of Irish families whose children were born with Williams Syndrome. Packed with down-to-earth advice, information and extraordinary insight, this is a collection filled with hope, confidence and understanding.
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Williams Syndrome is a genetic disorder (estimated to occur in 1 out of every 20,000 births) which causes medical and developmental problems. 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.
The Williams Syndrome Association of Ireland (WSAI) was set up in the late 1980’s as a support group for families of WS individuals in Ireland.
The WSAI provides support to members through annual conferences, social gatherings and the issue of regular newsletters. It also works to make the medical, teaching and other professional groups more aware of the Williams Syndrome condition. This helps to ensure that children with WS are diagnosed at an early age and that they receive the early intervention that is so vital to them.