PWS Tip of the Week: Upcoming program will highlight the workplace contributions of individuals with disabilities
Recognizing the importance of employment in the lives of people with disabilities is a crucial step towards gaining independence and self-respect. Those who are able-bodied and of typical intellect take for granted the immense importance of being able to earn and spend our own money independently. This is true in the PWS community and the larger disability community and we must recognize and advocate for improved resources to allow those individuals access to meaningful work. It is said that the 3 pillars of a quality of life are meaningful relationships, leisure of one’s choosing, and meaningful work. Let’s band together to ensure access and support to allow the people that we serve to achieve what we all want: a quality life of our choosing.
We’re happy to share information about a March 22nd event created to bring awareness of the contributions of people with disabilities to the workplace. The virtual panel discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22nd. The event is a collaborative effort of area service organizations, including Independence House and the Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled. Latham Centers is grateful to the program organizers and participants!
Registration is required — REGISTER FOR ZOOM ACCESS at https://tinyurl.com/DEAM-Mar-22.
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 TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.