I’ve learned things beyond algebra and division!

October 26, 2017
Alex and Justin sitting at a table, chatting, in the Cotting School dining room

Alex (left), chatting with Justin in the Cotting School dining room.

This week’s student-focused blog celebrating Disability Awareness Month features Alex, a student in Cotting’s Capstone program, who has lots to share about herself. Alex says “At Cotting School I have learned many things beyond algebra and division” and she supported that statement with a long list of examples. Here’s what she had to say:

  • Friendship is about trust. I have made many friends here and have learned how to be a good friend. I also try to make new students feel welcome.
  • I am learning skills so I can live independently and go to college when I leave Cotting. For example, If I act maturely and am nice, people respond well.
  • I like filing and doing office work, skills which I have practiced in my jobs off campus.
  • I have learned to read the room I am walking into and become aware of my surroundings.
  • I was awarded “Most Independent Skier” on last winter’s ski trip because I like to go fast.
  • I laugh while everyone else screams during scary or creepy movies like “Sweeney Todd.”
  • I am dressing as Bonnie from “Bonnie and Clyde” for the Halloween dance.
  • I am FUN!

Join Cotting School in celebrating disability awareness month, October 1-31, 2017!