WSI Mission Statement

The Williams Syndrome Ireland ( WSI ) was founded in 1987.  Its mission is to promote the general welfare of individuals with Williams Syndrome, to provide practical help and support to them and their families and to enable them to reach their full potential through their strengths and interests.

The associations constitution provides further details on the subsidiary objectives of the organisation; See links at the bottom of the page.

WSI personnel at music camp
Here to serve WSI families

WSI Activities

WSI provides support and advice the on Williams Syndrome to individuals and families affected by WS.  We enable individuals, families and professionals to make contact with other people affected by WS and who have already experienced the many challenges posed by WS.  Annually WSI  organises a range of events for our members and you can use these events to tap into the knowledge and experience for every stage of your child’s development.

Click link below for link to annual Events:

Registered Charity

WSI History

The Williams Syndrome Ireland ( WSI ) was founded in 1987 with two family members and held it’s first Annual General Meeting in September 1989. It became a Registered Charity in 1991- Charity Number RCN 20024123. It is now run by a committee of up to 8 people that is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. This committee consists of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer as well as a number of committee members – usually all parents or close relatives of WS children or adults. The committee meets 4 or 5 times each year.
WSI Families at social event
WSI Families

WSI Committee

Keeping us going!

As per our constitution WSI is managed on behalf of its members by up to eight members who are elected at each year’s annual general meeting.  From time to time the committee also welcomes other members to take part in the business of the committee and to attend meetings as associate committee members.  This has the advantage of providing new perspectives as well as providing extra pairs of hands for the work of the committee.  Its also provides an opportunity for members of the association to familiarise themselves with the work of committee without committing to full time involvement. Click on images for more details.

WSI Official Documents

Section contains official WSI annual reports & governance documents:

  • Chairman’s Report for the Year
  • Financial Report for the Year
  • WSI Constitution
  • Any other Report that’s Appropriate

WSI Annual Reports

WSI Annual Financial Report
30 November 2019
  • Version 0.1
  • Prepared by Philomena O'Hagan
Chairman’s Report AGM 2019
26 October 2019
  • Prepared by Stephen Langton

WSI Governance Documents

WSI Constitution
30 August 2019
  • Version 2.2
  • by WSI Committee
30 August 2019
  • Version 1.0
  • by WSI Committee
WSI Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy
24 Feburary 2024
  • WSI Committee
  • Version 2.0
WSI General Risk Management Policy
30 August 2019
WSI General Risk Management Policy
  • Under Review
  • by WSI Committee
WSI Committee Management Guidelines
WSI Committee
  • Version 2.0
  • 24 Feburary 2024
WSI Committee Code of Conduct
Version 2.0
  • WSI Committee
  • 24 Feburary