The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Colorado (PWSACO) is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome and their families. Our mission is to increase awareness in the educational, medical, and broader communities, provide social services to directly support PWS families, and fund medical research directed at increased diagnosis, improved quality of life, and finding a cure. PWSACO is the only organization in the state of Colorado that is exclusively devoted to serving the PraderWilli syndrome community and has distinguished itself as a model for similar organizations around the country
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Colorado (“PWSA”) is committed to improving the quality of life and the life expectancy of those affected by Prader-Willi Syndrome (“PWS”), by funding research and providing emotional support and social services to those who have PWS or care for individuals with PWS. PWSA of Colorado works to increase awareness of PWS within society and the medical community, and actively supports research directed at improving diagnosis, quality of life, and most importantly, finding a cure.
PWSA of Colorado envisions a world where:
- Those diagnosed with PWS have treatments and interventions available that allow them to lead a normal life
- Common appetite & metabolic issues found in children with PWS today are medically controllable and no longer hinder them from functioning on their own in society
- Medical research has identified the common genes affected in those with PWS, and interventions and treatments are available to eradicate these deficiencies.
- PWS is commonly known both in the medical community and society Diagnosis is always done at birth