Cardiovascular Genetics Program
The Williams Syndrome Clinic provides clinical care, counseling and information for individuals and families diagnosed with Williams Syndrome.
What is Williams Syndrome?
Williams Syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/20,000 births) that causes medical and developmental problems.
For more information on Williams Syndrome, including common characteristics, visit the Williams Syndrome Foundation website.
Visiting Children's Williams Syndrome Clinic
Most families choose to visit the clinic soon after their child is diagnosed.
Many children are diagnosed with Williams Syndrome in infancy. If a child is diagnosed within the first 12 months of life, there is not a pressing need to have a full clinical workup. It is important, however, that the child have a medical exam.
This is an important time, as a child begins to approach many early developmental milestones such as walking, talking and toilet training. At this time, the clinic team can assess an early intervention program and make recommendations as parents begin to consider schooling and daycare options for their child.
To schedule a visit to the clinic, contact Liz Berryan at 617-355-8794.