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dc.contributor.authorBrody, Rachel ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-07T13:33:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:24Z
dc.date.issued2007-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationBrody, R. (2007). Creating inclusive environments for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome: An extra-curricular-based program in the U.S.A. and a community-based program in Costa Rica (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3312
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Mitte Honors Program, May 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder with two notable manifestations: mild to moderate mental retardation and a constant, insatiable hunger. Many people in the United States and throughout the world have never heard of and do not understand this syndrome. Further, many countries lack the resources for the diagnosis of PWS and the provision of support services for those affected by the syndrome and their families. The purpose of this paper is to address the need for more knowledge on PWS by providing a theoretical framework, a review of the literature about PWS and two projects that focus on the value of inclusion for people with PWS. The projects stem from two different gaps, or needs, in the universal PWS system for inclusion. The first project focuses on the need for inclusion of children with PWS into mainstream extra-curricular activities. The proposed solution, “Putting the Pieces Together: Understanding Prader-Willi Syndrome,” is an interactive program designed to educate non-PWS children in the United States about the syndrome in order to promote acceptance, and thereby a higher probability of inclusion children with PWS. The second project, “Starting a chapter of the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization in Costa Rica,” focuses on the need to establish chapters of the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization in all countries in order to ensure inclusion into the PWS network for all people affected by the syndrome. This project specifically identifies a process for starting a chapter in Costa Rica, including an outline of tasks, and a cultural analysis of Costa Rica. These projects serve to spread knowledge of the syndrome, which will increase inclusion and acceptance of people with PWS into society and improve the quality of life for everyone involved.en_US
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dc.format.extent67 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPrader-Willi Syndromeen_US
dc.subjectInclusionen_US
dc.subjectExtra-curricularen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectCosta Ricaen_US
dc.subjectIntercultural communicationen_US
dc.subjectSystems theoryen_US
dc.titleCreating Inclusive Environments for People with Prader-Willi Syndrome: An Extra-curricular-based Program in the U.S.A. and a Community-based Program in Costa Ricaen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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