SALSE Students Tour State House July 26, 2010 On July 16, Cotting students enrolled in the SALSE Program (Summer Adaptive Living Skills Experience) took a community trip to the Massachusetts State House. Tom Mcdonough, State House employee and a Cotting alumnus from the class of 1974, led them on the tour. The students visited the House and Senate chambers and the Senate President’s Office. With Tom’s help, they learned all about our state capitol building and about Cotting School in the 1960s and 70s.
Concerned citizens across the Commonwealth joined together on Monday to celebrate 20 years since the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Students Aldo, Austin, Keaton, Mike, Vinny, Tom, JR, Madeline, Kate, Brian, and Chris showed their support for the Act by joining staff members Mike Teuber, Kathy Kelly, Melissa Mulvey, Pam Varrin, Meghan Qualters, and Brenna O’Donnell to march on Boston Common and hear speeches by such dignitaries as Mayor Thomas Menino and Governor Deval Patrick. SEE THE NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO ON ABLEVISION’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Award winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb captivated summer students with her original and engaging style on Wednesday as harp player Margot Chamberlain provided a melodic counterpoint to Diane’s dynamic performance. Read more about Diane on her website.
Sunday, July 18 dawned clear and bright – perfect weather for paddling on the Charles River! Joined by AccessSports Founder Ross Lilley in the white cap, Team Cotting consisted of students Sara, Cyrus, and Paul, who joined faculty teammates Dan and Kathy Cuddy, Ginny Birmingham, parent Scott Frost, and sibling Reggie Sethna for a rollicking paddle in AccesSport America’s Mayor’s Cup Regatta on the Esplanade. The fierce competition was all in the spirit of good-natured fun. A picnic followed, and everyone enjoyed the great outdoors.
Cotting summer program students joined Sengalese dancer, Abdou Saar, onstage Wednesday afternoon as he led them in chanting, drumming and dancing as part of a high energy, exciting performance in the Louise Marr Auditorium and Performing Arts Center. To Learn more about Abdou Saar visit here.