Latham Centers was founded in 1970 to provide residential care and treatment for children ages 8-22.

Our focus:
We serve intellectually disabled girls and boys with special needs, and children and adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Our residences:
Latham has developed a range of lifestyle options. Students study and live at our school in Brewster.  Adults can take advantage of several residential options depending upon their capabilities – from group residences to independent apartments.

Our team:
Latham’s specially trained clinicians, teachers, residential counselors, therapists, and medical personnel provide comprehensive therapeutic services.  Latham has a track record of successfully helping children with complex special needs and behavioral problems reach their potential academically and socially.  Students learn to develop and master skills that serve as cornerstones for future living and working.  Latham’s team has the expertise to succeed, even when other programs have failed.  

This energetic and devoted team works together with each Latham resident and family members to develop the right approach and best services for that person. We evaluate each person’s progress continually and adjust our programs and services to meet their changing needs.




Latham Centers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are approved as a private Chapter 766 special needs school by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, and we are accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Early Education and Care.

We also work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (as well as local, county, state, and national entities from all over the country) as a resource and preeminent provider of short and long-term residential treatment.

Latham Centers is an equal opportunity provider.




As parents with a child with PWS you always feel like you’re educating teachers, doctors and nurses. It was refreshing that Latham staff knew more about PWS than we did. For once we were not the educators.” – Latham Parent