Gift Ideas for People You Love

Are you looking for new, creative ideas, games, or even books for gift giving? The staff and students at Cotting School have got you covered! We’re proud to debut a list of some favorite things compiled by Cotting staff and students, especially useful for the special needs community.

This list contains links to items Cotting students and staff love! If you’re in dire need of new book suggestions, do not worry- our experts are here to help! In addition, we’ve linked to some fun at home craft ideas and winter themed activities that will make the closing out of 2020 more enjoyable for parents and students alike! 

Products endorsed and/or links provided in this post are not affiliate links or paid promotions. Cotting School does not accept monetary compensation through affiliate links, advertising, or sponsored collaboration with any brands. People in the Cotting School community are simply fans of the content found at the links we feature.

Warm winter wishes from our Cotting community to you; we hope you (and others you know) can benefit from this list and we wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season! 

A Few Favorite Things

BILLY Footwear. Fashionable footwear for all!
Cotting’s Corner Store. For all of your favorite Cotting School gear!
Giant Floor Piano
Therapy Balls
The Clear Mask
Silipint Unbreakable Drinkware
Skwitch for Music Making
Switch Activated Toys

A Few Favorite Books

A collection of books, curated by Stephanie Soule, Chair of the Communication Therapy Department at Cotting School. Each book listed features a character that uses Assistive Augmentative Communication (AAC). (PDF with links, here.)
Colorful Therapy Balls
Disability Visibility Essays, compiled by Alice Wong
Let’s Celebrate Special Days Around the World, by Kate DePalma
Let’s Go Play, A Children’s Book About Adaptive Equipment and Inclusion, by Shelby McCarthy
One Wants To Be A Letter, by Jake Marrazzo
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

A Few Favorite Activities

Cook a recipe at home. Here are some easy options collected by Cotting School students.
Create a paper roll snowman.
Explore the Braille Trail in Watertown, MA.
Make a pinecone bird feeder from natural materials.


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