Genetic Disorders Archives - NACD International | The National Association for Child Development
Williams Syndrome: Mila
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by Bob Doman I just received this video from a very proud mother. Her daughter, Mila, is a graduate of NACD and is soon to be a high school graduate with a regular diploma. Roxane keeps me in the loop and lets me know how Mila is progressing. Ten years ago, Roxane wrote an article about Mila, and I thought … Read More

Harini Weeratunga – Born an Artist
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by Staci Sargent I have always been moved by art—dance, music, sculpture, painting, and culinary creations. It excites my mind and heightens my senses. Imagine my joy when I was presented the opportunity to become the coach of a very talented young woman from Christchurch, New Zealand. Harini Weeratunga came to NACD at 7 years old. Her mother, Aruni, stumbled … Read More

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by Susan Garrett Tricia is a petite eight year old girl who is sure that everyone is her friend. She has Williams Syndrome, but she has no idea that she is any different from anyone in her first grade class. Symptoms of Williams Syndrome include a mild cardiac problem, poor muscle development, a small stature, and pixyish features. With the … Read More

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