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Shire-sponsored STEAM Fair

Shire-sponsored STEAM Fair

Today’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Fair, sponsored by volunteers from our neighbors at Shire Biopharmaceuticals, featured color-coded robots and roller coasters. During their weekly Wednesday Activity period, Lower and Middle School students engineered roller coasters using marbles and programmed robots with color. The auditorium hummed with activity, and the students had a blast! Outside, additional Shire volunteers stained the gazebo and painted the outdoor basketball court to get them ready for student use later this summer as part of their Global Day of Volunteering. Shire is a local biopharmaceutical company that has developed a nice relationship with... Read More

Is an iPad the Right Communication Device for Your Child?

Is an iPad the Right Communication Device for Your Child?

Learn more from Karen Waddill’s article about whether or not an iPad might be the right communication device for your child.

Meet Karen Waddill, Director of Cotting Consulting

Meet Karen Waddill, Director of Cotting Consulting

Karen Waddill is the Director of Cotting Consulting, but that wasn’t always her role at Cotting. Back in 2002, Karen joined the team as a speech-language pathologist providing direct services to students enrolled at Cotting. In this role, she provided intervention to students with a wide range of communication, educational and medical disabilities, worked with families about strategies to support their children outside of school and with colleagues to modify and adapt the general educational curriculum to meet each student’s unique needs. What started out as a phone call from a parent in the community turned into something much bigger... Read More

Summer Has Arrived at Cotting!

Summer Has Arrived at Cotting!

  We’ve welcomed 107 students for our 2015 extended year program this summer. The theme of our summer programming is “Summer of the Arts.” To maintain each student’s skills during the summer, our program offers extended year services to those students who are eligible to participate via their IEP. We provide academic, prevocational, and social experiences to strengthen skills, build confidence and enhance self-image. Instruction is carried out in small classes, small groups, and on an individual basis, in a manner most supportive of each student’s learning style. Here students paint in the style of Henri Matisse with staff from... Read More