Tip of the Week: Joining together with our PWS community

Thanks to the folks at the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, I stood before more than 40 people in Middleboro today to present on the topic of Prader-Willi syndrome. Feedback was that today’s session was so helpful to so many, reminding us all of the far-reaching impact of sharing our expertise with the PWS community.  After the presentation, one attendee (a college student pursuing a degree in social work) moved us with her words: “Today opened my eyes and hopefully a door for me,” she said, explaining that the presentation served as an epiphany that this is the population with whom she’d like to work.  

This diverse and engaged group joined together in the interest of brighter futures for the children and adults with PWS that we care for, and it was my great pleasure to be a part of it.   

We’ll share highlights of today’s session in an upcoming Latham blog post.


Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi syndrome specialist. She works with Latham’s residents with PWS, their families, and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices. Do you have questions for our PWS specialist? Submit your “tip” topics or general questions to TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.

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