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Welcome to the website for our extraordinary school and treatment center. Since 1970, we've been working together with our students, residents, their families and outstanding professionals to bring hope and change to young people and adults who face tough challenges. At Latham they receive respect and discover new potential to become responsible members of their communities.

From a residential school for children and community based homes for adults, to supported and shared living opportunities, Latham Centers offers comprehensive care and a path forward for the most vulnerable individuals.

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Photo Of Receiving Awards At Prader-Willi Special Education School In NY - Latham Centers

OUR MISSION:  Latham Centers compassionately and creatively helps children and adults with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome, to lead meaningful, abundant lives.

OUR CORE VALUES:  We believe in the power of relationships. We listen. We courageously do what’s right. We strive for innovation and excellence.

Latham Centers is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Are you from New York State and interested in Latham Centers? Please click here.

Latham Job Listings and Applications click here.

Thanks, WQRC, for this radio spot featuring Betty Gray and Amy Smith!

Latham Centers is a member of maaps - 

The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools -- dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs.

The above video entitled “#ImIncluded” explains how social supports and friendships enable students with complex special needs to feel included at 766 Approved Private Schools.

  • -   We are thrilled with all of the amazing feedback we have received from our new video. Several people have asked what inspired us to make the second installment of “And they said my child would never”, and the answer is simple: the kids inspired us and continue to inspire us every day. There are so Click for more.

innovation & excellence

Quality and compassionate residential and independent living programs for children and adults with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome, on Cape Cod and beyond.

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Latham provides the opportunity and possibilities we promised our daughter we would find for her—a safe school environment, a sense of belonging, and access to a caring community. It is hard to have her literally at the other end of the country; however, we have no regrets for the journey our family has charted because we have found the best PWS care for our daughter.”


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Latham Centers is internationally recognized in the care of those with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Its unique program encompasses a children’s campus, thirteen adult residential homes, and a transitional program. Latham Centers is a food-safe environment with dedicated, talented and highly trained staff.

PWS is a life-threatening genetic disorder that manifests with insatiable appetite, mild to moderate developmental delays, and emotional and behavioral problems. The syndrome occurs in 1 in 12,000 to 15,000 births, and is found in all races and ethnic groups. One child is born every day with Prader-Willi Syndrome in the world. Please see this informational piece by Latham’s Patrice Carroll.


Click here to learn more about LivingHealhty with PWS: Cookbook and Nutrition Tips, Latham Centers’ recent publication.