We are at it again! We have another Cotting School book give-away that is near and dear to us. We are proud to introduce you to “Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship”.

For students at Cotting School, the story of “Rescue and Jessica” is a powerful one as it introduces readers to a person with a disability. For some readers this might be the first time they are introduced to someone with a disability. The story also provides insights into themes that are relevant to our students and themes that shed light on their stories, which include relying on others for support, being brave, undergoing surgeries, feeling scared, and the very important theme of friendship!


Davi reading Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing FriendshipSince adding this book to our classrooms, and to the library at Cotting School, our teachers and students have been excitedly adapting the book and creating new ways to read and use the book. In a post on our Facebook page, you can see examples of some of the ways our teachers have utilized and adapted the book!

Knowing that a portion of the proceeds from “Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship” go directly to NEADSwe are proud to recommend this book and to announce our social media campaign to raffle off five free copies of the book!  To participate in the book raffle, follow Cotting School’s Facebook page where we’ll post details and announce winners!

Here are some fun facts you might not know! Dr. Patrick Downes, co-author of “Rescue and Jessica”, is a Cotting School Trustee. In 2016 Patrick welcomed the Cotting School Faculty and Staff back to school by providing an inspiring opening of school address especially for the Cotting School community. Also, in 2017 Patrick and Deborah (his Mom!) provided the keynote address at Cotting’s annual Conference.

Our “Rescue and Jessica” book raffle will take place June 15-22, 2018.
Individuals 18 years old and over (living in the U.S. and Canada) are eligible to enter the raffle by comment on Cotting School’s Facebook page post regarding the book raffle. This book raffle is not sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook.

You can also purchase “Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship” for yourself or as a gift, and when you do so, you are actually giving back in a charitable way — and you will likely be inspired by what you read. To maximize charitable proceeds, you can purchase the book directly, here.

What people at Cotting School are saying about “Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship”

We have placed a copy of this extraordinary book, in every classroom in our school. Written for children, “Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship”, like all great children’s books, offers powerful and timeless messages for BOTH children AND adults.
Dave Manzo
President, Cotting School

My favorite part is when Jessica learns to walk again with Rescue’s help, uses a prosthetic leg, and becomes strong!
Sylvie L.
Student, Cotting School

Participate in Cotting’s Book Raffle
Follow Cotting’s Facebook page to enter this and other book raffles and to keep up with exciting news from Cotting School: www.facebook.com/CottingSchool. The book raffle will take place June 15 – 22, 2018.

Cotting School’s Vision
Cotting School creates an inclusive community which fosters academic achievement, skill development and social-emotional maturity. We meet the unique needs of students with a broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions by providing an array of integrated services. We value partnerships among students and families, staff, public funding agencies, donors, and volunteers. We provide outreach services, nationally and internationally, to expand our commitment and expertise in the field of special education. We design our programs to enable students to realize their highest potential both during and after their enrollment.


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