Amalia is a Masters graduate in Special Education and has worked as a Bilingual Therapist to help children with attention deficit disorder, poor executive function and learning disabilities. She worked for 26 years as Head of Juniors at The Newland School in Chile.
Amalia is a member of the Board of the Chilean PWS National Association. She created the Chilean PWS network of families throughout the country, organising them by zones, each with a Coordinator that reports to the central Board.
She is one of the authors of the book “Síndrome Prader-Willi Guía de Apoyo y Recetas para Celebrar de Manera Saludable”. She founded Corporación Señales, a non-profit organisation to provide schooling, training and labour opportunities for people with special needs.
Amalia is mother to an adult woman with PWS.
Amalia has been working closely with colleagues in Latin America through the Red de Especialistas Latinoamericanos Síndrome de Prader Willi, to strengthen the bonds between the PWS associations in the region and to support smaller PWS groups to develop and grow.