PWS Tip of the Week: How to prepare for Thanksgiving (and other holiday events): ‘GRANDMA’

The holiday season – especially Thanksgiving – can be stressful for any family, especially families creating a safe environment for someone with PWS! GRANDMA is an acronym that Patrice Carroll and her PWS Outreach Team created for families of someone with Prader-Willi syndrome. They are hopeful it helps you and your loved ones throughout the next couple of months. If you have any questions for Patrice and the team, contact


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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