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Williams Syndrome Resource Centre

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WILLIAMS SYNDROME

Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone.  It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.  These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.

WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.
 
Unlike disorders that can make connecting with your child difficult, children with Williams syndrome tend to be social, friendly and endearing.  Parents often say the joy and perspective a child with WS brings into their lives had been unimaginable.

   

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Launched in December of 2004, the Access 2 Entertainment program seeks to offer more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in recreational activities with an attendant, without added financial burden. It is also designed to raise awareness and help businesses provide quality customer service to customers with disabilities.

The Access 2 Card provides persons with a disability a personalized card printed with their name and the card’s five year expiry date. When going to their attraction of choice, they simply need to present the card along with a piece of ID (not required for cardholders who are minors), and their attendant will receive a free ticket. The Access 2 card is accepted at entertainment venues across Canada. Visit our venues section of this website to see where the card can be used in your community.

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TTC SUPPORT PERSON ACCESS CARD

Effective January 1, 2014, a support person accompanying a person with a disability will not be required to pay a fare when travelling on the TTC. Customers with disabilities who travel with a support person on the TTC must apply for a TTC Support Person Assistance Card to be eligible for this fare exemption. A support person is someone who assists the card holder with communication, mobility, personal care/medical needs or with access to goods, services or facilities.

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Roger J. Barrett
Ride 4 Williams Syndrome
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  • 2737 Keele Street Suite 110
    Toronto, ON M3M 2E9
  • 416-398-8300

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