Helping parents on their journey with managing PWS

September 19, 2017

 ‘Positive Approaches to Diet and Behaviour for Children with PWS Event’ 12th October 2017

Consensus Gretton, specialist provider of services for people living with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), are proud to sponsor a key event with the PWSA.

Widely acknowledged as a specialist provider of services for people with PWS (aged 18+) the team contribute to best practice in PWS support and care in the UK. We actively support the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and are involved in progressing research and knowledge of this rare condition in the UK and overseas.

Successfully supporting the development of a child with PWS, a lifelong condition, its vital from a young age, whether they remain at home or go on to live in specialist support settings as they reach adulthood.

Join us for the short day event ‘Positive approaches to diet and behaviour for children with PWS’ which will be hosted at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre on the 12th October 2017.

It offers a great opportunity for parents of children with PWS to explore how to create an environment in which children with PWS can thrive and learn about successfully supporting their child’s development through positive dietary management, communication and techniques to manage behaviour. The day will also be of interest to teachers, respite carers and others who work with children with PWS on a regular basis.

Chris Smith, Senior Paediatric Dietitian from the PWS Multidisciplinary Clinic at Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton, will present suggestions on how to manage diet and answer your questions.

Prepared specially for this event, Dr Linda Gourash, Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician, from the USA, will launch a new video presentation, which will give tips on how best to communicate with a child, more ideas on dietary management, and how this links with behaviour. Linda will then join via the internet to answer any questions. You can find out more about Linda’s work at

If a person with PWS has a primary diagnosis of learning disability or autism, they can receive long-term, tailored support from Consensus in one of our residential or supported living services. We pride ourselves on being the first provider to offer accommodation and support solely for people with learning disability and PWS and to also continue offering innovative solutions.

We focus on recognising individual needs whilst understanding the challenges that an individual with Prader-Willi Syndrome (or other eating support needs) experiences daily. We recognise all the difficulties that this condition can present to individuals; not just a person’s health and well-being but also emotionally, physically, cognitively, behaviourally and socially.

This in-depth understanding enables our trained team of colleagues to deliver a person-centred approach that is appropriate to each individual whilst addressing their specific needs and supporting positive outcomes for them.

To see the full programme for the event and to download a booking form, please visit