PWS Tip of the Week: Community

Never underestimate the power of community. Many children and adults with PWS come to us without ever having the experience of being part of a community of their peers. Having true friends that understand you is something that we take for granted. When you see people with PWS discover their community and start forming friendships with each other, it is unforgettable. I cannot describe it better than Logan did in his poem about Latham, friendship, and finding his community.

Patrice Carroll, LICSW, is world-renowned for her Prader-Willi syndrome expertise. As Director of PWS Services at Latham Centers, she works with Latham students and residents and their families, as well as experts in the field, teaching and learning PWS best practices. Patrice also serves on the IPWSO (International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation) Caregivers Board, and she co-chairs the PWSA | USA Professional Providers Advisory Board. If you have PWS-related questions, we invite you to email

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