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Don’t Blink!

Don’t Blink!

Don’t Blink! A Cotting Parent Connects Blog It was only yesterday that Lucas arrived for his first day as a Cotting School student. We had heard about Cotting when Lucas was about 8 years old. We knew the program at Cotting aligned with what Lucas needed in order to reach his full potential. The day we got the letter saying Lucas would be attending Cotting School was one of the happiest days of our lives!  We still have the letter and look at it every now and then.  It still holds the same joy we felt on the day we... Read More

The HOPEhouse Difference

The HOPEhouse Difference

“HOPEhouse is amazing” says LeeAnna Pallett.  “This is exactly what we were looking for for Belle, and it doesn’t exist anywhere else.  She feels like she belongs there.  It just clicks.” HOPEhouse services are not only unmatched, but critical to the transition that young adults are preparing to make when they turn 22. The Pallett family knew soon after she moved in that HOPEhouse would be the best place for Belle to practice independence and learn transition life-skills.  Because she is away from home Monday through Friday, Belle’s family is noting her progress when she returns home each weekend.  “Belle... Read More

Can We Communicate?

Can We Communicate?

Can We Communicate? A Cotting Parents Connect Blog On our first visit to Cotting School as a potential school for our son Liam, one of the things we were most excited about was the inclusion of Communication Therapists in the day school program. Of course our son’s IEP still called for ‘speech therapy’ but communication has always been our primary goal. An immersive communication environment was exactly what we wanted and found for him at Cotting School. A focus on Communication Therapy is an especially important aspect of programming for students at Cotting School. Approximately 30% of the Cotting School... Read More