The Arc of Alachua County hosts the PWS-Florida Chapter Spring 2024 Meeting at Arc Main Campus on Saturday, April 20, 2024

PWSA Florida Chapter

The Arc is excited to announce that it will host the PWS-Florida Chapter's Spring 2024 Meeting at its main campus across from Santa Fe College on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration from 8:30- 9 a.m.). This event will bring together people with Prader-Willi Syndrome, their parents and family members, PWS advocates, families looking to secure a spot for a loved one with PWS in The Arc's PWS Program in Gainesville & Alachua County, PWS experts and members of the Arc of Alachua County's Leadership Team for a one-day conference on Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Among the day's highlights will be a tour of The Arc's Main Campus, a tour of one of our Group Homes dedicated to people with PWS, a presentation from UF-Health's Dr. Jennifer Miller and Nutritionist Michael Tan on 'Best Nutrition Practices & Habits for People with PWS,' and a Carnival at the end of the day with face painting, music, games and raffle drawings.

The tentative event agenda looks like this:

  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration: Arc's Canteen Area
  • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Welcome & Introductions - Fruit & Water Available
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: The State of PWS in Florida
  • 10:45 a.m. - NOON: Dr. Miller & Michael Tan - 'Best Nutrition Practices & Habits for People with PWS" - Rion Auditorium at The Village's Tower Club, The Village Retirement Community
  • NOON - 1 p.m.: Lunch at The Arc - Canteen Area - Catered by Fresh Kitchen
  • 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Tour of The Arc's Main Campus
  • 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.: Tour of Arc Group Home Dedicated to PWS Clients
  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.: PWS Raffle - Face Painting - Games - Arts & Crafts Display - Music by Mr. OCtober DJ
  • 3:45 - 4 p.m.: Farewells

The Arc is looking for generous and gracious sponsors, donors and partners to offset the cost of the event with a 'Friend of The Arc' sponsorship of $500. Please click the orange button below which will take you to the meeting's event page and to the PWS-USA (Florida Chapter Spring 2024 Meeting Ticket & Sponsorship Agreement form). Complete the form and send it to Mark Johnson at The Arc of Alachua County, 3303 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, Florida, 32606. Or you can call Mark directly at 352-246-3516 and pay for sponsorships or tickets with a credit card.

We look forward to seeing all 'Friends of Arc' who have a keen interest in learning more about Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and The Arc's Program dedicated to people with PWS on April 20, 2024.


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