April 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar that will help you to gain a better understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome!

Pradar Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that not only affects a person’s physical development but impacts a person’s cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric functioning.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview regarding PWS and will discuss how the syndrome is diagnosed. In addition to this, common internal and external features of the syndrome will be identified.

The webinar will conclude with a discussion regarding treatment considerations and resources to provide further education regarding the topic.

• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS is diagnosed.
• Learn to identify physical features of PWS.
• Gain an understanding of the cognitive effects that PWS may
have on an individual.
• Develop insight regarding common behavioral features for
individuals diagnosed with PWS.
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS impacts a person’s
psychiatric health.
• Learn to identify treatment strategies that may be useful when
supporting people diagnosed with PWS.

Mike Jersey, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Director of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s Support Services Team and has been a member of the team since its inception in 2010. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and works to support individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or medical challenges. Prior to his work with the ICPN, Mike has supervised residential settings for adults diagnosed with a severe mental illness and adolescents diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities that were wards of the state of Illinois.

**A zoom link will be emailed you to you prior to the training date