Williams-Beuren Syndrome Resources

Williams Syndrome also know as Williams-Beuren Syndrome was discovered in 1961 by J.C.P. Williams, a cardiologist from New Zealand. Williams-Beuren Syndrome is a rare disorder that with a prevalence of 1 in 7,500 to 20,000 caused by the deletion of genetic material from chromosome 7.

Williams-Beuren Syndrome symptoms may include:

  • Heart or blood vessel problems
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Low birth weight
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Developmental delays

Medical Sites

Genetics Home Reference




Williams Syndrome Association

Williams Syndrome – Changing Lives Foundation



Angelman Syndrome Resources

Angelman Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes developmental disabilities and neurological disorders including, walking and speech difficulties.


Medical Sites
Genetics Home Reference
Mayo Clinic

Medicine Net

Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Foundation for Angelman Syndrome

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formally known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition in which the brain has difficulty in receiving information from the senses.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • oversensitive

  • Common sounds may be overwhelming

  • Uncoordinated

  • Hard to engage in conversation or play

 Below are a list of resources on the topic:


Sensory Processing Disorder.com


Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation


out of synchThe out-of-synch-child


raising sensoryRaising a Sensory Smart Child


Muscular Dystrophy Resources

Muscular Dystrophy- A disease that weakens a persons muscles overtime

Medical Sites

Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus
Kids Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Medicine Net
Muscular Dystrophy Association: MDA
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation
Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation
Cure Duchenne


Special Needs Dental Resources

Special Care Dentistry Association

Patients with Special Needs Fact Sheet- University of Washington

Professional Dental Care for Special Needs Patients 

Special Needs Fact Sheet

Article- Before You Pick a Dentist for your Child with Special Needs

Developmental Disabilities and Oral Care-National Institute of Health

Office of People with Developmental Disabilities Training Material