National Direct Support Professional Week

Direct support professional (DSP) is an umbrella term that includes many different titles and functions; for example: direct care, direct support worker/specialist/assistant/counselor, habilitation specialist, residential counselor, activities of daily living specialist, relief staff, apartment worker, developmental disabilities specialist, job coach, employment specialist, community bridge-builder, paid friend/neighbor, family care provider, family support services aide, community...

Recruitment: Acceptance and commitment training (ACT) for fathers of adolescents with PWS, a pilot study funded by the Foundation for Prader Willi Research

Fathers who have an adolescent with PWS age 13-18 are invited to participate in a 4-session, online, small group training exercise to reduce father’s perception of stress, improve parenting satisfaction and increase family involvement. Participants must reside at home with their adolescent and the adolescent’s mother, have a personal computer with a camera, microphone and...

PWSA (USA) Launches New Corporate Partners Program

PWSA (USA) welcomes its first official Corporate Partner; Prader-Willi Homes of Oconomowoc, at the PWSA (USA) Board of Directors meeting on September 14th.   A premier residential facility located in Dousman, Wisconsin, Prader-Willi Homes of Oconomowoc has been supporting individuals with PWS and their families for over 35 years. PWSA (USA) works with Corporate Partners...

The Study of Pain in Adults with PWS

I would like to invite you to fill out a questionnaire for the study of pain in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. This study of the VU University (Amsterdam) is conducted in the Netherlands, but the questionnaire is also distributed in Flanders and America. The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather experiences and knowledge...