We Are Stronger Together
To enhance the quality of life of and empower those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.
PWSA | USA supports individuals diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome, their families, and care providers with critical information and resources. We educate medical providers, educators, and professional care givers about PWS and how to best support individuals with the syndrome. Donate to the 2020 Family Support Campaign here.
PWSA | USA seeks to support research projects with the potential for immediate and high impact for the PWS community. The goal is to fast-track better treatment for the syndrome, and we proudly collaborate with partners representing pharmaceutical companies, research universities, and more to achieve that goal.
Raising awareness and effective advocacy are critical to effecting positive change in and for the Prader-Willi syndrome community. PWSA | USA is committed to empowering individuals with PWS and their families with resources and tools such as the Public Policy Action Center.
2021 National Convention Sponsors
The leadership in an organization is one of the most important elements to achieving long-lasting success. It is important for this individual to be passionate, knowledgeable and organized. They must be a team builder as well as build and maintain alliances. They must be vigilant in making sure there are the proper resources to maintain...
You may not know Gene and Fausta Deterling, but they changed your life and the life of your child with PWS. “Curtis has Prader-Willi syndrome.” The Deterlings stared at their doctor in disbelief when they heard those words in 1971. Gene was an engineer and a manager, a problem solver. “Can’t we do something?” That...
The pandemic has been a mixed bag for the PWS community. For some individuals, mental health has suffered, isolation has increased, and opportunities for engagement and inclusion have been limited. For others, former anxieties and struggles have been alleviated, and new hobbies and interests have developed. There are fewer opportunities to access food, but also...