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Resources for Families: ExceptionalLives.org

Resources for Families: ExceptionalLives.org

Cotting School is always looking to promote and applaud the individuals and organizations that seek to support and improve the lives of families of children with disabilities.  We recently spoke with Jay O’Brien, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Exceptional Lives, who shared with us his perspective and vision for this organization. How did Exceptional Lives come about? Jay O’Brien: We’re trying to solve the information problem.  When families of children with disabilities go online to search for information, it can be overwhelming.  Even offline, the huge amount of information available can be too much.  And too much information can lead... Read More

Pinhole Camera pictures!

Pinhole Camera pictures!

Earlier this week we shared a post about one of our Lower school classrooms using their pinhole cameras to take pictures around campus.  Ms. Singer brought the developed film back from the lab, and shared the developing process with her students.  See below!

Pinhole cameras!

Pinhole cameras!

You’ll find Cotting students engaged in all kinds of new projects throughout the Extended Year Program.  From drawing, to soccer, to tie-dyeing t-shirts, they’ve done it all! Several students recently participated in a unique photography lesson with Ms. Singer.  They used pinhole cameras to take some pictures by the Cotting gazebo.  Preparation for the photo shoot required great attention to detail, as well as a lot of patience!  Students learned about the basics of pinhole cameras before carefully loading them with film and heading outside.  They then propped their cameras on tripods to keep them steady, and then had to... Read More