I Want the Same


How do you answer your person with PWS, who asks why they can’t have the same or do “the same” as other people?

The “same” includes many more things than just food. People with PWS want to travel independently as do other adolescents and adults. Once someone with PWS learns how to reach a destination they can usually repeat the journey alone, without getting lost and are, consequently, considered to be good at “travel training” - so what’s the problem? They want to have their own money to buy the things they like. They want to go out with friends, to the movies or to restaurants and of course, they want to eat the food they see advertised as being fun, good for you or healthy, just as other people do. Some people with PWS want to learn to drive, get married and have babies, just like other adults.