Tag: Education

At Home Resources for Families

Stuck inside your home and need things to do? We’ve put together a list of resources to help you out at home! ✅  Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschooling – complete or partial free curriculum for all ages and stages https://allinonehomeschool.com/ ✅ Khan Academy – education for everyone, math, science, etc https://www.khanacademy.org/ ✅ Spelling City https://www.spellingcity.com/ ✅ Scripture Typer and...

Important Information regarding COVID-19

PWSA (USA) is aware that the threat of illness is always a potential danger to those with PWS, their families and community.  We advise our families to be extra vigilant in their efforts to prevent the spread of viral illness especially at this time when COVID-19 is likely to be present in their communities...

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month – March 2020 By: Stacy Ward, Director of Family/Medical Support & Special Projects   March is National Nutrition Month. A month when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages people to focus on making informed nutrition decisions, and good eating and physical activity habits. Parents and families of loved ones diagnosed...

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Young Adults With Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Placebo-Controlled, Crossover GH Trial

Sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) are common in people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Young adults with PWS benefit from GH continuation after attaining adult height by maintaining the improved body composition obtained during childhood. There are, no studies about the effects of GH on SRBD in young adults with PWS who were treated with GH during childhood. The...

Halloween Fun

Children, and many adults, look forward to Halloween with great anticipation…Bags full of sugary treats, scary decorations, and the thrill of trick or treating with friends and family…What could be more fun? But, what do you do for Halloween when your loved one has Prader-Willi syndrome? Can they safely participate in the festivities? The...

Summer Fun

Whether it’s 90 degrees and humid or 70 degrees and cloudy, summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to prepare and plan your summer fun! For individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome, summer fun must include plans for heat precaution as they often have difficulty regulating body temperature and can overheat easily. Here are...

Bringing Hope: A Mother’s Perspective

By Kristi Rickenbach, mother to Justice age 15 with PWS, board member, PWSA (USA)   “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller   There are things that happen in our lives that we have no control over- things we wish we could...

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