Women’s History Month Highlights: Susan LaPlant

March 17, 2023

Susan sits front and center at the PWANY Conference in Binghamton, NY Susan with her sons DJ (left) and Samuel (right) During Women’s History Month, Latham Centers is selecting a few of our many female Latham heroes to showcase. Today we celebrate Susan LaPlant, Admissions Officer. Susan has worked at Latham Centers since 1994, utilizing…

Latham’s Annual Report celebrates our many milestones

March 14, 2023

We are excited to share Latham Centers’ Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022! The report features stunning photos, highlights of accomplishments, and special moments throughout the year. This report covers the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and celebrates the many ways Latham incorporates our core values: Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity.…

New PSA by Cape Media Center features Shared Living Program

March 13, 2023

  We’re so grateful to the Cape Media Center for producing a new Public Service Announcement to raise awareness about our growing Shared Living program. Narrated by Manager of Shared Living Caren Richards, the one-minute video includes wonderful photos given to us by Shared Living providers as well as Latham staff and program participants. In…

A celebration of Women’s History Month: featuring Desiree Michienzi

March 10, 2023

Pictured: Desiree in front of the Behavior Specialist Area (Schoolhouse), and Desiree at her son’s soccer game. Today, for Women’s History Month, we honor and thank our Latham Hero Desiree Michienzi, Behavior Specialist in our Children’s Program. When walking through the Schoolhouse, Desiree is a constant. Whether calming a student having a challenging moment or…

“LivingHealthy with PWS” reaches thousands in Prader-Willi community

March 9, 2023

Latham Centers’ latest quarterly LivingHealthy with PWS newsletter features extraordinary moments and helpful tips for everyone who cares for someone with Prader-Willi syndrome. Our most recent issue was published just before Valentine’s Day and featured holiday recommendations from Patrice Carroll, LICSW, Director of PWS Services. She challenged us to help individuals with PWS “make connections…

REMINDER to sign up for our Lunch with Latham Webinar on Thursday, March 9th

March 7, 2023

Pictured: Dr. Colleen Sari, with Katrina Kozak, at the FPWR Chicago Conference We invite you to join us for our third Lunch with Latham Webinar, featuring Dr. Colleen Sari. This session in our Prader-Willi Syndrome Webinar Series is entitled The Genetics of PWS Leading to Anxiety and Behavior Problems. Our Director of PWS Services, Patrice…

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Happy School Social Worker Week!

March 6, 2023

Wishing our Latham Social Services Team a fantastic School Social Worker Week!  Our clinicians provide an invaluable service to our students. Their dedication, creativity, and clinical expertise allow our students to thrive, heal, and become the best young adults that they can be. Thank you!   …. Stay tuned for upcoming posts honoring National Social Work Month – celebrated throughout…

Latham Celebrates Rare Disease Day (Part 6): Honoring our students and our international rare disease community

March 5, 2023

In our final Rare Disease Day installment, we’re sharing not only quotes from staff about our last group of students, but also information on the origins of Rare Disease Day. The “globally coordinated movement” – spotlighted on www.rarediseaseday.org – “works towards equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies for people living…

Latham Celebrates Rare Disease Day (Part 5): “Students teach us more than we could ever teach them”

March 4, 2023

We’ve shared a little bit about our amazing students for Rare Disease Day this week. While we highlighted only one quote for each, staff continue to send uplifting remarks. “I have worked at Latham for the past eleven years and I am continuously in awe of the individuals that we serve,” noted Brittni Kliment, Vice…

Latham Celebrates Rare Disease Day (Part 4): An opportunity for every student to shine

March 3, 2023

Posting our Rare Disease Day  videos this week has allowed us to share all that is unique and special about our community with friends near and far. Katrina Kozak, Director of National Outreach, reflected on this collaboration: “When our team put this together, I was excited about the project because I felt that it allowed…

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