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Book Now Available through PWSA (USA)

Prader-Willi Syndrome : How Parents and Professionals Struggled and Coped and Made Genetic History By: John Hernandez-Storr Now available through PWSA (USA) — this amazing 256 page book gives never-before-told historical facts on the evolution of the medical world working to understand Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) entwined with intimate, personal stories of the original PWSA (USA) pioneers....

PWSA (USA) Webinar: Essential Early Childhood Behavior Management Strategies: Good Foundations Now, Good Behaviors Tomorrow

All children do best with consistent routines and structure provided in a calm and loving environment. These ingredients are absolutely essential, however, for infants and children with PWS. This presentation will show you how to create the necessary foundations your baby or young child with PWS needs in order to increase their overall sense of...

A Massive PWS Awareness Campaign for Geneticists

PWSA (USA) had an awareness booth at the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) national meeting in Tampa Florida, March 8-12 2016. During this conference they had the first-ever symposium on a single syndrome (Prader-Willi syndrome) and had approximately 2,000 geneticists and genetic counselors attending. The symposium lasted 2 ½ hours with five speakers on PWS. What huge...

PWSA (USA)’s Webinar Series Continues

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Adulthood 101 With a presentation by Elizabeth Roof, M.A., on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., EST.  If you were unable to attend the 2015 conference, or missed this presentation while there, you will be glad to hear it now.  In Prader Willi Syndrome: Adulthood 101, Ms. Roof will present on supports...

PWSA (USA) and Shriner Hospital Partnership

I am so pleased and privileged to announce the new partnership between PWSA (USA) and Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.  This relationship is exciting and, indeed, hopeful. During the 2015 PWSA (USA) National Conference I was fortunate to be introduced to Ms. Cheryl Stauss, former First Lady of Shriner’s International.  Cheryl served as First Lady of...

Help Us Learn More: Survey on Dangerous Condition in PWS

Survey: Vascular Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and/or Thrombosis in Prader-Willi Syndrome Our recent review of causes of death at PWSA (USA) has increased our awareness of the risk of death due to blood clots to the lungs/ pulmonary embolism’s(PE’s) in Prader-Willi syndrome. Additionally, there have been two PE sudden deaths during a recent...

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