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Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome
P.O. Box 26206
British Columbia, V6Y 3V3
The Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome (CAWS) is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and assistance to families with children affected by Williams syndrome; maintaining a network for adults with Williams syndrome; and supporting research into educational, behavioral, social, and medical aspects of this syndrome. Williams's syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by heart and blood vessel abnormalities, high blood calcium levels, developmental delays, characteristic facial features, and/or additional abnormalities. Established in 1984 as a parent support group, CAWS is committed to locating affected families who are unaware of the association; becoming a visible group in the medical, scientific, educational, and professional communities to facilitate referrals of newly diagnosed individuals; and providing a variety of educational materials to affected individuals, family members, and healthcare professionals.
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