Tip of the Week: Fulfilling dreams with meaningful work
Meaningful work is one of the crucial elements to quality of life. People with Prader-Willi syndrome have talents and skills that are assets to many employers, but they may also require a level of supervision that other employees may not need. It is our job to advocate for the necessary accommodations to allow the person with PWS to fulfill their dreams and to help them become the best of themselves. By advocating for job coaching, potential employer training, and environmental accommodations/modifications, we will allow the person with PWS to not only be more independent, gain skills and allow for a more natural position in the community, but we will also allow the people outside of their immediate circle to see the benefits of knowing and hiring someone with PWS.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month: National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Wikipedia
From the White House: A Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2021 | The White House
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.