Welcome to ACE for WS

The Armellino Center of Excellence for Williams Syndrome was established in 2022 after a generous gift from Michael R. Armellino, W’61. With a vision to pioneer research and strategically bridge the gap between pediatric and adult care for individuals with Williams syndrome, our clinical and behavioral health teams provide comprehensive and collaborative interdisciplinary services for individuals throughout the lifespan. We recognize every individual with WS is unique and provide individualized care plans and support to help our patients and their caregivers obtain the services they require as they transition to new stages of their lives.  

What is Williams syndrome? 

Williams syndrome (WS) is a rare genetic disorder that occurs equally across all populations. Approximately 1 in every 7,500 individuals are born with WS. Williams syndrome is a complex disorder with highly variable presentations that involve unique medical, behavioral, and developmental features that require specialized care.  


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Latest News

The Armellino Center of Excellence was a proud participant of the 2024 WSA National Convention!

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The Armellino Center of Excellence welcomes new leadership!

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On Sunday, June 2nd, the ACE for WS team participated in the 2024 Walk for Williams at Penn Park.

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On Tuesday, May 21st, the Armellino Center of Excellence for Williams Syndrome hosted the first PACES (Parent and Caregiver Educational Series) event with inaugural speaker Dr. Bonnie Klein-Tasman

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