Special Olympics Fundraising Pays Off

June 23, 2009

Over $3000 was raised for Latham’s children services Special Olympics program last year. This money is going to great use. So far it has paid for all fees associated with our basketball, bowling and track/field teams. It has paid for end of the season parties and special awards for our athletes. New equipment has been…

A Note From The Director of Maintenance

June 22, 2009

As Director of Maintenance at Latham Centers I am keenly aware of the importance of food security for our students and individuals. Over the years we have developed a number of systems and techniques to insure that food is safely and securely managed in our homes. Currently we use padlocks on all refrigerators. We typically…

A Message From Christine Gallant

June 16, 2009

My name is Christine Gallant and I am the Director of Marketing & Training at Latham Centers, Inc. One of my goals is to be sure that LCI offers staff the opportunity to develop the professional skills necessary to work with children and adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Understanding the challenges of PWS is an important…

Nauset and Racepoint Classes hosts Independence House guest

April 3, 2009

On March 9, 2009, Nauset and Racepoint classes hosted a guest from Independence House in Hyannis. Lauren Titus, Education Coordinator, presented a program that explained what Independence House does and how it acts as a resource for individuals in abusive relationships. Lauren directed a game for students that focused on identifying situations or actions that…

Brewster Falls Class Success!

April 2, 2009

On Friday, March 20th, students of Latham School gave powerpoint presentations in the school library for an audience of teachers, special education assistants and classmates. The Brewster Falls class had been working on a unit called “Systems of the Human Body” for several weeks. Each student created their own powerpoint presentation complete with details about…

Two Honored at DMR Recognition Breakfast

April 1, 2009

Latham Centers was extremely proud to have an individual from our program and a member of our staff honored at this years DMR recognition breakfast. Sharon Henkel was acknowledged for her many accomplishments in spite of numerous medical challenges over the past year. Sharon is a valued employee at Latham Centers where she works answering…

Latham Partners with Brewster Housing Authority on New Housing Plan

March 9, 2009

Almost 5 years ago, Latham began a dialogue with the Brewster Housing Authority to find ways of working more collaboratively. As neighbors, Latham School campus abuts the Housing Authority’s property. After discussing a variety of initiatives, the idea of creating housing designed for the individuals we support came to fruition. We are currently in the…

The Latham Hawks Return Victorious!!!

March 5, 2009

There is nothing that helps build self esteem, confidence, and social skills better than team athletics. In children services, more than half of our student population participated this weekend in the Massachusetts Special Olympics Winter Games. The Latham Hawks were successful in their pursuit of medals in both competitions for basketball and bowling. Through the…

Allison’s Dream Come True

February 6, 2009

Latham Centers is a strength-based program dedicated to providing excellent services. Our mission statement is focused on the individuals we serve~ “We compassionately and creatively help children and adults with complex special needs to lead meaningful, abundant lives.” A number of years ago when I was working in a residence with 4 individuals with PWS,…

Welcome to the Latham Centers blog!

January 29, 2009

Welcome and thanks for checking out our blog! It is here where we hope you will gain a more intimate understanding of who we are as well as offering a place to share stories of hope and life with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The Latham Centers’ Gilbough Program opened its doors to work with individuals with Prader-Willi…

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Latham School:

Reaching for the Future

At Latham School, children from 8 years to young adults of 22 years are under the care of a special needs teacher and aide. In small home room classes of eight or fewer students. …Read more.

Latham Centers:

Safe Passage to Adulthood

While some Latham children return home to family or enroll in programs closer to home, others may transition to our Adult Programs or remain on Cape Cod to live independently …Read more.

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You can Make a Difference

A gift to Latham Centers will make a difference in the life of each and every individual we serve. To make it as easy as possible for you to donate, we offer a variety of gift vehicles …Read more.