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The Perkins 2018 Annual Report

We’re excited to share the Perkins’ 2018 Annual Report with all of you, featuring profiles of individuals that represent the unique voices and diverse contributions of our community. Thank you for celebrating Perkins – a community which is brighter and stronger because of people like you. Enjoy!

Check out our “thanks” video from us to you below!

 

Meet Captain Zach

Zach, a Perkins adult resident, is a remarkable young man with a zest for life and a myriad of passions, but he’s not able to be fully independent. So this year we ask you, our supporters, what if your adult child couldn’t care for himself? Zach, 33, was diagnosed as autistic at an early age.Continue Reading

Perkins’ Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala Online Auction is Live!

Perkins’ Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala is only a few days away and our online auction is live! Don’t miss out on your chance to bid on some incredible items and unique experiences. New England Patriots tickets, Red Sox tickets, a whisky trio, Magnums of wine, golf foursomes, fine dining experiences, a handful of fabulous getaways, andContinue Reading

Perkins Hires Director of Organizational Advancement

Perkins announces the addition of Naomi Reville LeBlanc as the organization’s new Director of Organizational Advancement. In this capacity, Ms. LeBlanc will steer the organization’s fundraising, communications, and marketing strategies. She joins Perkins with over 10 years of experience working in development and communications within the anti-hunger arena. “Naomi brings an abundance of knowledge andContinue Reading

Perkins Announces 2018 Recognition Day Honorees

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Doctor Franklin Perkins School will hold its annual Recognition Day Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of its students throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.  In addition, the following five individuals will be recognized for their contributions in the fields of education, public and community service, and service to the childrenContinue Reading

Perkins Welcomes Dr. Anne Lutz To Its Team

Perkins announces the appointment of Anne Bodmer Lutz, M.D. as a part-time psychiatrist working with Perkins Behavioral Health and the residential services team. Dr. Lutz is a board-certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, a nationally renowned educator and trainer, and the Director of the Institute for Solution-Focused Therapy.  She has worked for many years inContinue Reading

Perkins Hires Research and Innovation Director

Perkins announces the appointment of Kathleen J. Savage Mills, Ph.D., LICSW as its Director of Research and Innovation. Dr. Mills brings over twenty years of experience in the fields of child welfare, domestic violence, and early childhood mental health to Perkins. In her new role, Dr. Mills will further expand Perkins’ capability to evaluate itsContinue Reading

Senators and Representatives From Across the State Enjoy Day at Perkins

Senators and Representatives From Across the State Enjoy Day at Perkins Students and staff at the Doctor Franklin Perkins School (Perkins) welcomed Massachusetts Legislators to learn about the school’s programming and positive student impact during “Invite Your Legislator to School Day.”  The event provided State Senators and Representatives the opportunity to meet students and staff,Continue Reading

Art for a Purpose

In a throwaway world, a new dogma has taken hold – re-purpose, reclaim, and reuse. There is a new desire to create something new out of that which is old. In other words, create the things you wish existed.  Several of our students took that to heart as they joined a community service program inContinue Reading

Perkins Artist Creates Holiday Card Cover

Being creative is a way of life for Ben Allen, a way to express himself and to portray his thoughts on paper.  He was both honored and surprised to discover that his drawing of a winter scene was chosen to be the cover of Perkins holiday card. “I have always loved art and being creative,”Continue Reading