Animal therapy is an important focus for many maaps (Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools) member schools. Latham School is a long-time maaps member—a non-profit association of 87 Massachusetts special education private schools which provide over 150 educational programs and services to more than 6,800 students with disabilities. For some Latham students, training to work with miniature donkeys leads them to volunteer and work at Cape Cod animal shelters while reaping many other emotional and social benefits.
Listen in on a recent “The Point” radio segment of WCAI/NPR featuring maaps Board Vice President and Latham Centers President & CEO Anne McManus discussing Latham School’s unique Asinotherapy program on Cape Cod. She is joined by Larry Sauer, maaps Board President and Vice President of Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover and Braintree.
The Point, with host Mindy Todd, re-airs tonight at 7pm or listen later by downloading the podcast HERE.