Residential Therapeutic School Serving Massachusetts, New York, and Beyond


Latham Centers treats boys and girls, ages 8–22, with developmental delays, emotional and behavioral challenges, Prader-Willi Syndrome, and trauma or attachment issues. We focus on highly individualized treatment that supports both the student and the family.

Healing Environment for PWS

For children with Prader-Willi Syndrome and intellectual disabilities, Latham School provides a safe healing environment, a vibrant atmosphere, and a dedicated staff. The Children’s Program provides supervision, therapy, special education services, and vocational opportunities. We focus on highly individualized treatment that supports both the student and the family.

Residential Living

Students live on our Brewster campus or near campus. Residential staff provides 24-hour care and supervision in a therapeutic and structured environment. Students build confidence and have many opportunities for increased independence as they learn the skills that will help them live as active participants in their communities.

Individual Care & Adaptable Programs

Our multidisciplinary professional team develops a comprehensive Individual Educational Program (IEP) for each student. These plans are based on a thorough review of the student’s medical, social, and family history, and on assessments of the student’s medical, psychological, educational, and vocational needs. Plans are updated quarterly based on the student’s progress and changing needs.

Educational & Vocational Programs

Our students learn in small classes, with one-on-one tutoring and counseling. Our program and facilities are geared towards helping students develop job skills, learn to work and live together, explore the world, and love all kinds of learning. Our vocational specialists act as job coaches as they help students learn job skills and find employment.

Children’s Program Policy Update:  Anti-bullying/hazing procedure is available online.

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Medical & Social Services

Our extensive team includes doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers, physical therapists, special education teachers, and residential and vocational counselors. Our integrated services include individual and group counseling, family casework, art, and recreation therapy.

The Children's Program

Latham Centers’ Children’s Program offers educational, vocational, residential, social, clinical, and therapeutic resources. With a low student-to-staff ratio, our separate academic and residential faculty includes licensed teachers and speech, physical, and occupational therapists. Students are able to learn and grow in a multi-sensory environment with technology utilized throughout the school and residential programs. Our instructional methods and therapeutic approaches are researched and validated with social skills and pragmatics integrated into all aspects of the programs. Our master's level clinicians serve as liaisons from home to school residences.

We organize a wide range of after school and weekend activities so that students have real-life opportunities for the generalization of skills both on- and off-campus. These include sports and vocational opportunities. With comprehensive health care services, Latham Centers is a safe, supportive, structured environment in which to learn and grow.







Latham Centers’ Children's Program offers educational, vocational, residential, social, clinical and therapeutic resources which include:

  • Separate academic and residential faculty;
  • Licensed teachers and speech, physical and occupational therapists;
  • Master's level clinicians serve as liaisons from home to school to residences;
  • Low student-to-staff ratio;
  • Multi-sensory learning environment with current technology utilized throughout the school and residential programs;
  • Researched and validated instructional methods and therapeutic approaches;
  • Real-life opportunities for generalization of skills both on and off campus;
  • Social skills and pragmatics integrated within all aspects of the programs;
  • Comprehensive health care services;
  • Wide range of after-school and weekend activities;
  • Sports and vocational opportunities;
  • Safe, supportive, structured environment in which to learn and grow.

Licensed and Approved Programs

Latham Centers is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC). Our residential therapeutic school provides treatment services to approximately 45 students, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are also nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

When in-state options are not available, Latham Centers has been approved to admit students from:

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York, and
  • Washington, D.C.

We continue to accept students from state that do not have a formal approval process. Recent students have hailed from Alaska, Ohio, and Virginia.

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Let the Learning Begin!

We work with all families and funding sources to ensure smooth transitions. Tax-deductible donations help keep our program going. We encourage those interested in learning more to visit our campus and tour the school.

Click here for the fillable Application for Admissions form, and click the images below to view our Children’s Program brochures.











For more information about Latham Centers or to schedule a visit, please contact us at
Or call (508) 896-5776 ext. 237 or (774) 353-9237.

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