Tips and Techniques for a Safe Holiday Season

by Lisa Graziano, MA., LMFT Based on the original article by Katherine Crawford, Former PWCF Family Support Coordinator   Whatever holiday you and your family celebrate, PWSA (USA) wants to help you make it both fun and safe. The key is to plan well ahead of time and strategically, incorporating the strategies outlined in this […]

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Applied Behavior Analysis and PWS Part 2: The A-B-C’s of Behavior

By: Cindy Szapacs, M.Ed. BCBA   In the first entry for this series, a description of applied behavior analysis (ABA) was presented. It was discussed that ABA is a set of principles, not a specific intervention, that can be used to teach people of all ages and abilities to acquire socially significant behaviors using research-based […]

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Managing Behavior

One of the most difficult challenges parents face is managing their child’s behavior.  Whether it occurs at home, at school, or in a residential care setting, problematic behavior is one of the most frequent reasons parents and providers call PWSA (USA) for help. The first step to effectively manage behavior is to identify the problematic […]

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Recording of Recent Webinar: How Patients Can Partner to Speed Treatments for PWS, co-presented by FPWR and PWSA-USA, is now Available

  The recent webinar: How Patients Can Partner to Speed Treatments for PWS, co-presented by FPWR and PWSA-USA, is now available. This webinar provides important information about PWS clinical trials including: what to expect when participating in a clinical trial, what questions you should ask, and how to get the information you need to decide if […]

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LivingHealthy with Prader-Willi Syndrome
: Cookbook and Nutrition Tips

To purchase this item, click here   Latham Centers recently published its first cookbook entitled LivingHealthy with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Cookbook and Nutrition Tips. Written for the Prader-Willi syndrome community, the cookbook is a complete resource for planning nutritious, delicious meals for individuals with PWS— and for tips and advice from experts in the field. The menu […]

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A Mother’s Day Gift

By Lori Moline  After a long, harsh Minnesota winter, the sounds of birds, and the sight of greenery and flowers are like a transfusion of hope- That’s why one of our family’s favorite activities is the annual trek to the local greenhouse and plant store.  This year, with everyone else busy with other things, Sophie […]

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Advocating for your child in the ER

A Mother’s Experience By Katie Moureau My son Cade is three years old; and has been on oxygen since he was 4 months old. This year started out with a bang!  One early winter morning, Cade’s pulse ox started beeping.  By 5am it was alarming frequently as he was unable to maintain his oxygen levels […]

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Summary Of Active Clinical Trials For Prader-Willi Syndrome Hyperphagia

Research is one of PWSA (USA)’s Five Pillars of Support and also a vital component to the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome.  Thanks to the work of a dedicated PWSA (USA) board member, we can share with you a compiled list of upcoming PWS drug trials. Summary of Active Clinical Trials for Prader-Willi Syndrome Hyperphagia It […]

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