We Are Stronger Together

PWSA | USA is a community of families, professionals, and organizations committed to providing support and hope to those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome. Together, we are showing the world children and adults with PWS need not be defined by their diagnosis.

Family Support

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.

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Research

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.

Advocacy & Awareness

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.

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Latest News and Events

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...