What We Do

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, students discover new potential and become active, engaged members of their community.

Every Day We Make A Difference

With compassion and creativity, we help children and adults with complex special needs to lead meaningful, happy lives. Every day we listen, nurture individuality, and provide a safe and healing environment.

Brighter futures

A student and teacher smiling in the Classroom
A student and teacher smiling in the Schoolhouse.
Two Students watch sunset during the Cape Cod Winter

Children’s Services

Latham Centers’ Children’s Program accepts students ages 8-22 with Prader-Willi syndrome and other complex special needs. Whether you are a parent curious about Latham Centers’ offerings for your child, or a school district interested in pursuing residential placement for a student, we encourage you explore all that Latham has to offer. READ MORE

Adult Resident and Staff Asinothrapy Trainer Receive Awards

Adult Services

Latham Centers’ Adult Programs provide opportunities for people 22+ with PWS and PWS-like diagnoses, ranging from Shared Living to Group Homes. Latham Centers adults live in environments specifically suited to their needs and our adult program encourages independence, wellness, community involvement, and social opportunities. READ MORE

Patrice Carroll leads a session at a PWS Conference

Prader-Willi Syndrome Expertise

The world of Prader-Willi Syndrome can be difficult to navigate. Please consider this a warm welcome to the Latham Centers community, and know that we are here as a continual resource throughout your journey. READ MORE

Latham Centers Campus with PWS Banner

PWS Consultation

The Latham Centers Outreach team, spearheaded by Patrice Carroll, LICSW and Brittni Kliment, M. Ed., has created a Consultation Program in which they conceptualize Latham Centers’ best practices into trainings and consultations tailored to your needs. Whether a hospital looking for training on a new patient, or a parent hoping to find a solution for your child’s new teacher, our in-person and remote consultation and training programs may be the answer. READ MORE

Cover Image of the 2019 Cookbook

LivingHealthy with PWS Cookbook

The wellness program at Latham Centers is comprised of nutrition and fitness, and the LivingHealthy with PWS cookbooks are a glimpse into how you can bring healthy eating into your home!  READ MORE

One of our adult residents hangs out with two of our six donkeys.

Additional Program Services

Latham Centers’ various opportunities for our residents include both Asinotherapy (Donkey Therapy) and Vocation Centered Programming. Our six donkeys and their care management provide therapeutic and skill-building opportunities for all our residents. Also, our LathamWorks Vocational Program considers abilities, needs and interests of each resident, resulting in an ever-growing department, which even sells items!  READ MORE

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.

Ways to Give

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.