PWS Tip of the Week: Loving what you do

Our Program and Vocational teams work hard to ensure that our students and residents find jobs that reflect their passions and interests. Adult resident Brian’s experience is the perfect example of “Loving what you do” success.  He always wanted to work at an airport, and Brian’s passion for all-things-aviation continued after he transitioned from Latham School into our Adult Services Program. This recent image – Brian working at his job at Plymouth Airport – perfectly depicts “living a dream.”   

For each of us who loves/supports someone with Prader-Willi syndrome, the pandemic has made it incredibly hard to help support job-related aspirations. Brian – and our Latham staff – give us all hope!

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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