The importance of personal connections in our world

For the past several months, we have been offering social opportunities over Zoom for kids across the country diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome. Initially we started storytime and social hour to offer families an additional activity for their kids, but it quickly became so much more. We saw the connection that all of the students made and have kept throughout these months. We often forget that connection is a core human need that our kids seldom truly get. Connecting to others who don’t see them as different is essential for self-esteem, confidence, and overall quality of life. Being part of a community – an environment of true inclusion – gives children and adults with PWS the strength to take risks, to learn, and to grow. We have created a kinship with the virtual programming that we did not plan or anticipate at its inception.

We have upcoming opportunities to continue our virtual connections for those diagnosed with PWS, as well as an opportunity for parents, guardians, and caregivers to join us for information about Latham and the road to residential services. I encourage everyone to join the session that best meets their needs.

July 15th:  5:00—6:00 pm (EST):  Children’s Social Hour (students ages 8-22)

July 16th:  5:00—6:00 pm (EST): Admissions Webinar (Parents, Guardians, and Friends)

July 23rd: 5:00—6:00 pm: Adult Social Hour (ages 22+) 

More details TBA

Please reach out to Katrina Fryklund, Director of National Outreach, at for more information!

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