Williams Syndrome Clinic

We offer a multidisciplinary Williams Syndrome Clinic that meets on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Friday of each month at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. Starting in June, 2017, the Williams Syndrome Clinic will only be meeting on the 3rd Friday of each month, as we will be able to accommodate more patients on that day:

http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/williams-syndrome-clinic.  Address: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205. We are located on the 1st floor of the hospital in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic, across from Urgent Care.

The Clinic offers specialized evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with Williams syndrome. The evaluation team includes a developmental behavioral pediatrician, psychologist, speech/language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and music therapist. Families can also be seen by a genetics counselor if requested, and referrals can be made to other medical specialists as needed.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital – (614) 722-4050.

Williams Syndrome Family Support Group

The next event is Sat. April 15, 2017 at The Ohio State University Newark campus and it will be our 2nd Annual Dance-a-Thon to raise money for the Williams Syndrome Association!!

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We host two annual events:

  • The events are for children, adolescents and adults with Williams syndrome and their families.
  • All are welcome!

Our events provide:

  • Support for individuals with Williams syndrome and their families
  • Information about Williams Syndrome
  • Opportunity for friendships and social support from others with Williams syndrome

If you’d like to be on the e-mail list so that you can be notified of upcoming events, please contact Marilee Martens at martens.22@osu.edu or (740) 366-9415.

Williams Syndrome Research

We are currently conducting 2 eye tracking studies examining language development in Williams syndrome:

‘GREEN Monkey’ research study at The Ohio State University for 12 to 30-yr-olds with Williams syndrome: Flyer_GREEN monkey

‘I Saw a Hat’ research study at COSI (Science museum in Columbus, OH) for 12 to 30-yr-olds with Williams syndrome: Flyer_I Saw A Hat

What is Williams Syndrome?
Williams Syndrome Association
Research Donations

Williams Syndrome Program
Room 395C McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, OH 43210



Program Director

  • Martens, Marilee, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Associate Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry
    Williams Syndrome