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Collaborating for Disability Awareness with Lexington’s Cary Library

Collaborating for Disability Awareness with Lexington’s Cary Library

Students in Mr. Mitropoulos’ classroom have been working with Lexington’s Cary library on a project to raise Disability Awareness.  Their project, including a community trip, consisted of an undercover visit to the Library where the students made observations and recommendations for making the library more accessible for people with disabilities.  Mr. M’s students navigated through the Children’s Room with a checklist of suggestions on ways to improve handicap accessibility throughout the library.  In particular, they were looking for accessibility in the following areas: physical space food related notices parking bathrooms staff and patron interaction Once they collected all of their data and observations and shared... Read More

Cotting School Fall Alumni Dance!

Cotting School Fall Alumni Dance!

Cotting School Alumni from the classes of 2000-2006 gathered for an afternoon of dancing and reminiscing about the old days!  Nearly 40 alumni, parents, and current and former Cotting staff were on hand catch up and find out what everyone has been up to for the past 10 or 15 years! While Cotting School gladly hosts the Alumni Reunion each Spring, this most recent event was something new.  Two particular alumni from the class of 2003- Bethany Sabbag and Alana Russo – presented Cotting with a new idea last spring.  “We love the Cotting reunion each year, but that event... Read More

Move-In Day at HOPEhouse

Move-In Day at HOPEhouse

Move-in day at HOPEhouse was exciting and smooth as seven young adults arrived with their personal belongings and their individual goals in mind for the school year ahead. Here are six things you might not know about HOPEhouse: It’s all about independent living and learning in a supportive community. Each young adult is able to align their school or work experience with their Individualized Education Plan. Regular consultation from a Nutritionist and Clinicians in OT, PT, CT (Communication Therapy), and Nursing provide ongoing support for the HOPEhouse community. The HOPEhouse laundry room is always a busy place! Even though our... Read More

Making Things Possible: The Parenting Experience

Making Things Possible: The Parenting Experience

For the sixth year, Cotting School in Lexington offered a free, day-long Conference open to parents, professionals, and caregivers of students with disabilities! The Making Things Possible: The Parenting Experience Conference took place on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity delivered an extraordinary keynote talk, which can be viewed here. With support from the generous Burr Family, 200 attendees participated in workshop sessions, visited with vendors and networked over a light lunch, free of charge. Participate, virtually, by taking a look at our Conference recap. #AndrewSolomon #FarFromTheTree #CottingConference2018 #TheParentingExperience #MTP2018