The Canadian Association of Williams Syndrome (CAWS) provides support to Williams syndrome individuals and their families. We are here to advance and assist education, research and knowledge of Williams Syndrome and to participate in research projects and efforts. We assist those with WS in achieving their full potential through advocacy, education, scholarships and a sense of community. We support families as move through the stages of initial diagnosis, through the school system and as they enter adult life and new experiences like finding employment and housing.
Our goals are:
To support research into the educational, behavioural, social and medical aspects of Williams syndrome.
To increase awareness of Williams syndrome and our organisation so individuals with Williams syndrome and their families don’t feel alone as they endeavour to help the individual reach his or her potential.
To become visible to the medical scientific, educational and professional communities by providing information on Williams syndrome.