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Advocacy services help people with Developmental Disabilities and their families obtain the rights and privileges to which they are enaltd. The following agencies have such help available.

Advocates for Children of New York
151 West 30th Street 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10001

Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC)
55 Washington Street, Floor 16
Brooklyn, NY
Voice 1 (718) 246-9034
Fax (718) 246-8419

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
841 Broadway, Suite 205
New York, NY 10003
Voice 1 (212) 674-2300
Fax (212) 254-5953

Epilepsy Foundation of Metro NY
257 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Voice 1 (212) 677-8550
Fax (212) 677-5825

National Jewish Council for the Disabled/Yachad
333 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Voice 1 (212) 613-8235
Fax (212) 613-0796

Self-Advocacy Association of New York
75 Morton Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Voice 1 (212) 627-2104

15 W. 65th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Voice 1 (212) 678-4700
Fax (212) 749-5021

The Williams Syndrome Association
PO Box 297
Clawson, MI 48017
Voice (800) 806-1871

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7,500 births) which causes medical and developmental problems.

Williams syndrome was first recognized as a distinct entity in 1961. It is present at birth, and affects males and females equally. It can occur in all ethnic groups and has been identified in countries throughout the world.

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