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The 2020 Perkins Annual Report

We’re honored to share our 2020 Annual Report, Resilience, with you. The moment in history we are living through right now is difficult, testing the limits and abilities of humanity – but we remain in awe of the incredible RESILIENCE that our students, adults, staff, and community members have demonstrated.

As we turn toward the future during this exciting 125th year, we have much to celebrate. We hope that through this report you will join us in celebrating the people of Perkins, a community that has grown stronger this year in countless ways.

Click here to read the full report.

The Perkins Year-End Data Summary

  We’re proud to present the Perkins Year-End Data Summary for Fiscal Year 2020! Because of the data presented in this summary, Perkins employees can learn, grow, and improve as an agency as we continue to strive for excellence. Did you know…  100% of family respondents to our adult services survey said that they were satisfied orContinue Reading

Meet Naomi

Naomi, who recently graduated from the Doctor Franklin Perkins School (DFPS), came to us initially because she was out of options. After attending many other schools and experiencing bullying and isolation, she began refusing to attend school to avoid hurt and anxiety. Her guidance counselors and father knew they needed a special place for her as her isolation and detachment grew. Supported by herContinue Reading

Perkins Welcomes 10 New Trustees and Bids Farewell to Two

Since September of this year, Doctor Franklin Perkins School (Perkins) has appointed 10 new Trustees through their affiliation agreement with Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps and their Annual Meeting on Friday, November 20, 2020. As part of the affiliation agreement with RFK Children’s Action Corps that took effect September 1st, eight Trustees from theContinue Reading

Building the Future Together

Exciting news! We’re growing. As we begin to build for the future, we’ve created a three-phase plan that will maintain the character of our current campus, while building towards the needs of our current and future students and adults. The full project will modernize, enhance, and connect our campus to best serve people today, tomorrow,Continue Reading

Celebrating 125 Years

Dear Friends, This is a special year for Perkins. As we celebrate 125 years of service and build towards a bright future, we continue to be humbled by the importance of our history. Perkins was founded to educate and raise children with developmental disabilities at a time when society refused to fully include them. AsContinue Reading

Leominster Credit Union Donates 20 Computers to Perkins

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 6, 2020 LEOMINSTER CREDIT UNION DONATES 20 COMPUTERS TO PERKINS Donation by Local Credit Union Helps School in the Midst of Ongoing Pandemic  Lancaster, MA – Local credit union, Leominster Credit Union, has donated 20 computers to The Dr. Franklin Perkins School (Perkins) in Lancaster, MA in the midst of theContinue Reading

Perkins Child Development Center Offering F-T and P-T Enrollment

The Perkins Child Development Center is currently offering full-time or part-time enrollment for specific ages. Feel free to contact Patricia Sinclair, CDC Program Director, to schedule a virtual tour or with any questions. Contact Patricia Sinclair Program Director psinclair@perkinschool.org.

Perkins and RFK Children’s Action Corps Announce Affiliation

Perkins and RFK Children’s Action Corps Announce Affiliation, Prepare for Full Merger LANCASTER, Mass., September 8, 2020— Two of Massachusetts’ leading independent, non-profit human services agencies, The Doctor Franklin Perkins School (Perkins), and Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps (RFK Children’s Action Corps), have announced their affiliation. RFK Children’s Action Corps will become an affiliateContinue Reading

DFPS Fall Plan

Dear Perkins Families, It is a pleasure to inform you that beginning September 2, 2020, the Doctor Franklin Perkins School will move to full-time, in-person learning for all students. Day students who have been attending two days a week will transition to five days a week on-site educational programming. Residential students will continue with their current five daysContinue Reading