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Alumni Reunion 2019 is in the books!

Alumni Reunion 2019 is in the books!

Alumni gathered on Sunday, May 19th for our Annual Cotting Alumni Reunion!  To help celebrate Cotting’s 125th birthday this year, we collected alumni stories about their fondest memories as students!  We also had a photo booth for fun pictures, yearbooks on display going back to the early 1970’s, and “Gameday” in the gym with Barbara DeLuca.  There was something for everyone!  We were even fortunate to have a few former staff return this year, and they were delighted to see their former students all grown up! Be sure to enjoy the photo album that captures some of the highlights from... Read More

Transition and Independence – HOPEhouse with Alex

Transition and Independence – HOPEhouse with Alex

Alex, 20, is one of eight residents at HOPEhouse, a transition program for young adults learning independent living skills.  The program is located in a supportive, home-like environment on Cotting School’s campus. Alex applied to HOPEhouse one year ago.  Her transition is concentrated above all on the vocational track.  Therefore, she is particularly focused on gaining a variety of work experiences and the endurance required for long, independent work weeks. The five-day residential HOPEhouse transition program parallels the Cotting School academic calendar. A full schedule greets Alex each Monday morning.  This includes academic courses, two different jobs, weekly laundry responsibilities, and budgeting... Read More