Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Vacation Fun at Latham!

 "Vacation used to be a luxury, but in today's world it has become a necessity." 
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PWS News: British Girl with PWS invited to Royal Wedding

Here is a link to a story out of Great Britain about a sweet little girl diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome securing one of hardest to come by invites in the history of the world.
Click HERE to read this article.

"The highest happiness on earth is marriage." 
~William Lyon Phelps

Friday, April 15, 2011

Brewster Falls Class Trip to Herring Run

 The Brewster Falls classroom visited the Brewster Herring run to complement a unit focused on “Simple Machines”. There is a waterwheel that powered a gristmill for Brewster back when flour was ground in that way. The class finished their field trip by visiting the local playground at Drummer Boy Park.

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." 
~John Dewey

Monday, April 11, 2011

Latham Adults Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Individuals from the Gilbough Program are invited to join the Creativity Group. The group meets 1-2 times a month. The individuals are invited to bring craft projects they are already working on or we will provide them an activity.

On March 16,  the Creativity group met at the Great Hill Residence. The theme was Saint Patrick's Day and the activity was decorating foam shamrocks with glitter, markers, and stickers. Staff person, Rae Dewees,  discussed the history of St. Patrick's day as well as some interesting  and fun facts about the Irish holiday.

The individuals enjoyed pizza, soda, salad, and jello with festive green cool whip.

After dinner, Staff and the individuals listened to traditional Irish folk music.  A few of  the individuals gave a demonstration of  traditional Irish dancing including the "Irish step-dance" and " The Irish Jig." Later in the evening,  one of the individuals set up her MP3 player and speakers and played disco .

Creativity group will meet next on April 20.

"May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go." 

~Irish Blessing

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Attention Latham Centers Blog Readers

You could win 5 pounds of Cape Cod Lobsters--just for communicating with us from our campus and homes on Cape Cod!

Tell us who you are by CLICKING HERE

All new entries at the above webpage from now through May 6, 2011 will qualify for the lobster drawing.  Not on Cape Cod? Don’t worry, we’ll ship the lobsters to you—within the lower 48 States.  Memorial Day and your possible Lobster Dinner are just around the corner.

If you don’t win the lobsters, you’ll still receive regular updates on Latham Centers and our internationally-recognized work with children and adults with special needs on Cape Cod.

Good luck!

"Everything in life is luck." 
~Donald Trump