Brighter Futures Since 1970

Located on Cape Cod, Latham Centers is a leader in special education and therapeutic services for children and adults with disabilities. We are internationally renowned for our success in working with individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome. Our mission is to create opportunities for independence, self-worth, and happiness for individuals with complex special needs.

This Place of Hope is Latham Centers

Welcome to 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 difficult challenges. From a residential school for children and community-based homes for adults to supported and shared living opportunities, Latham Centers provides comprehensive care and a path forward for children and adults with disabilities and complex needs.

Meaningful Work

Join our team - we're hiring! Thanks to Cape Cod Broadcasting Media for our radio spots featuring Amy Smith at CCB Media and Kristi Dolbec at our Brewster campus.

Innovation & Excellence

Latham Centers' compassionate, quality residential programs for children and adults with complex special needs serve individuals on Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, and beyond.

Prader-Willi Specialists

Latham Centers is internationally renowned for our expertise and success in working with individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS).

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 approximately 1 in 18,000 births and is found in all races and ethnic groups. There is no known cure for PWS.

Latham Centers’ environment is food-safe, and our staff members are dedicated, talented, and highly trained. Our unique programs encompass a children’s campus, a transitional home, eleven adult group residences, and supported community living options.

Let the Learning Begin!

Latham Centers' Children's Program offers educational, vocational, residential, social, clinical and therapeutic resources.

We work with all families and funding sources to ensure smooth transitions. We encourage those interested in learning more to make an appointment to meet with us and tour our campus.

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.