All Things Considered, October 14, 2006 · Fairy tales tell of wee folk who spend their lives singing and dancing. A rare genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome lends scientific support to the legends. Drummer Jeremy Vest is among those who are diagnosed with Williams Syndrome.
The premise of this article (that WS folks might be the historical reality of pixies and fairies) I find rather offensive, but the audio interview with Jeremy Vest is informational. Especially to a Dad with a drumming son!