Blooming to the Beat – Perkins Students Showcase Their Talent

They sang, they rocked the house with electric bass guitars and acoustic guitars, they read poetry, and they left pieces of their hearts and souls on the stage. They are our students, and today was the annual Art in Bloom presentation. It was a great afternoon filled with lots of energy, great performances and aContinue Reading

A Storied Nature Walk

In the culmination of the week of the child, Perkins Child Development Center hosted a story walk along the nature path. This young girl and her dad enjoyed the walk so much they did it three times! Along the way they met, rabbits and squirrels and one family saw a mama deer in the meadow.Continue Reading

Caring for the Community

  Our Adult Vocational team took time out of their schedules to spruce up the community they call home. A large group of them cleaned the area in front and back of the Barlow Center on High Street. As active members of the Lancaster community, many expressed joy at being able to give back.

Rein in A Dream in the News

With spring in full bloom, the Rein in a Dream program is in full swing. Recently, the Holden Landmark sent a reporter out, and she had the opportunity to interview a few of our instructors and get a good feel for the program. Please click here to read her full account of this awesome programContinue Reading

Supporting Parents for Stronger Communities

Raising a child with special needs is difficult for both the caregiver and the child, but Perkins works hard to offer coping mechanisms for all involved through Parent Connections. This particular rotation of the group used the campus-wide ARC initiative. ARC stands for Attachment, Regulation, and Competency and offers tools for those dealing with aContinue Reading

Perkins Green Initiative is Strong

Perkins is excited to announce that there is still room for you to join us in saving money on your electricity bill by joining our Nexamp community solar project. To learn more, please click here. Janeway’s solar panels were turned on in mid-November, and we have seen a savings of 47,000 kWh of electricity sinceContinue Reading

Little Hands Make Big Art

Perkins Child Development Center held their sixth annual art exhibit on March 22. Prior to the exhibit, the children spent time exploring and learning about a variety of artists and art forms and then tried their hands using the same techniques. The results are shown below. The exhibit will remain on display for several weeks.Continue Reading

Perkins Hires Diane Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

  Perkins is pleased to announce the addition of Diane Fisk Johnson, MA, as the agency’s new Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, she will also be a member of Perkins’ executive leadership team. Ms. Johnson joins Perkins with 12 years of senior financial experience working in public schools in the Metro-Boston area. “We areContinue Reading

Jessica Griffin, Psy.D, to speak on Childhood Trauma

As part of our ongoing speaker series, Perkins – along with a grant from the SHINE initiative is excited to announce that Jessica L. Griffin, Psy.D., will speak on Childhood Trauma: Impact and Healing on Wednesday, March 8 from 6 to 8 PM in the Janeway Auditorium. This is a free presentation and all areContinue Reading

Renowned Poet, Regie Gibson, Wowed Perkins Students

Regie Gibson – an MFA in Creative Writing and a literary performer and educator -took the Perkins auditorium by storm leaving the students asking questions about his success, and commenting on his performance. Regie, who hails from Mississippi, has had the great privilege of traveling to two continents, seven countries and nearly all of theContinue Reading