Latham shares expertise at national PWS conference

Latham staff members attended a national Prader-Willi syndrome conference in November, sharing the expertise we’ve developed through years of program experience, training, research, and evaluation. Eight staff members from both our Children’s Services and Adult Services Programs participated in the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) National Convention in Orlando, presenting, exhibiting, and attending professional development sessions. Our team members met providers, parents and guardians of individuals with PWS, and medical professionals from across the country.

The convention was an excellent opportunity to develop new connections with the national PWS community. Presenters Kayla Cox, Adult Services Residential Manager, and Gina Sheehan, Director of Residential Services in the Children’s Program, spoke about Positive Behavioral Supports in a session entitled “Transforming a Residential Program with Positive Behavioral Supports.” More than 800 people attended the PWS conference, and because Latham is internationally known for its expertise and success in working with individuals with PWS, our exhibit was visited by many conference participants. Latham staffers gained knowledge from sessions ranging from community outreach to the ins and outs of residential care, and returned with new information that might be adapted for Latham Centers’ programs.

Pictured above: Ben Mundy, Kayla Cox, Gina Sheehan, Brittni Taylor, Katrina Fryklund, Kara McDowell, Kristi Dolbec, and Patrice Carroll represented Latham Centers at the PWSA(USA) National Convention last month. Pictured below: Kayla and Gina’s conference presentation, “Transforming a Residential Program with Positive Behavioral Supports.”


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