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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.
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.
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.
A combination of thick saliva, an uncoordinated swallow, and a rush to eat make choking a real and dangerous hazard for people diagnosed with PWS. For this reason, it is imperative that all family members, babysitters, teachers, and staff are trained in CPR. As described earlier this week on our blog, a staff member at 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.
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.”
GRETA AND YOSHIYUKI (YUKI) GOTO, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
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.