A Visit From Dr. B.J. Goff…

March 24, 2009

This past week, Latham’s Children’s Program was very fortunate to have Dr. B.J. Goff come and spend two days sharing her expertise with us. BJ spent the majority of her time in conversation and training with the staff who work with our kids with PWS. She gave us a lot of great ideas and we will be busy implementing them over the next few months when she will return.

Among her recommendations include sharing our rich activity schedules with parents in advance so that they can plan visits around them. We are looking forward to an ongoing relationship with BJ who has enormous experience and passion for this population. She also has a deep appreciation for the difficult journeys parents undertake when raising a child with PWS.

As she said, it is the most difficult disability for a parent to deal with as the responsibility is so great. After all, their child’s life is at stake for the rest of their lives. Latham is striving to work in partnership with parents to ease their burden in raising their children so that they can enjoy life to their fullest potential.

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. 

One is roots. The other is wings.” 
~Hodding Carter, Jr.

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