Perkins has been providing services to developmentally disabled adults since 1896. Residents may have cognitive, emotional, medical, and psychiatric challenges and range in age from 18-65. Our program design is based on our philosophy of valuing each client and resident’s right to independence, satisfying work, family ties, and social/community connections.
Steeped in a tradition and philosophy of providing services in small, home-like settings that reflect a sense of comfort, belonging and individual choice, the design of the residential program offers a clear reflection of this philosophy. The day vocational program offers employment in community-based day services, cleaning service program, laundry service employment, and individual employment options.
The experienced team of staff in both the residential and vocational programs ensures a consistent, positive, and independence-promoting environment for every resident and client. Sustaining an atmosphere of compassion and dignity is our priority. A carefully planned recreational program offers social, physical, and skill-building opportunities for both our residential and day vocational clients. The work of our staff and clients is supported by a strong connection to families. They remain our strongest supporters, advocates, and friends.
Enjoy learning more about our services and contact us if you would like a tour or simply want to talk about an individual’s needs.
“The residents always put a smile on my face, and I feel very supported in my work here. The team is cohesive and I value that. Working at Perkins is not work, it’s a career.”
– Mary Ciampaglia, Vocational Job Coach
Perkins admits persons of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to clients at the school. Perkins does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs or services.