Know someone who would like to learn more about sending their student to Cotting School? We’ll be hosting information sessions throughout the year! Please feel free to share this information with them.
Dates: 9/29/23, 10/20/23, 11/17/23, 1/19/24, 2/9/24, 3/22/24, 4/26/24 and 5/31/24
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Cotting School Auditorium
RSVP requested but not required (walk-ins are always welcome). For more information and to RSVP, contact Director of Admissions Elizabeth Russell at email@example.com or 781-862-7323 ext. 114.
Preparing students for rich, independent lives has long been our mission. Most recently, supporting transition and success has been one of our defined strategic initiatives. For the last several years, with focused effort, we have updated a school-wide transition curriculum, developed better communication tools for students and families to describe transitions within our program levels, reorganized our Vocational Department and piloted two new parent transition curricula. These initiatives have augmented the work we have always done. And we will never be done working on our transition programming.
We are at an exciting juncture, and we need your help. We are in the early planning stages for a Transition Institute at Cotting School. We envision this center serving both current students and families as well as young alumni. As we build our plans and prepare to update our strategic initiatives, we invite you to join us for some listening/brainstorming sessions. WE will listen as YOU brainstorm the possibilities for this new Transition Institute.
Please join President Bridget Irish, Trustee Tim Connelly and other members of the Board and Senior Administrative Team for hors d’oeuvres, beverages and lots of creative thinking at one of our upcoming listening sessions!
October 4, 2023 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. over Zoom
October 17, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. in the Campus Center
We look forward to seeing you, sharing our early thoughts and hearing your great ideas!
Please RSVP to Christine Dagostino at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can plan to have adequate food and materials or to provide the appropriate Zoom link for our virtual session. Questions? Feel free to call us!
Cotting PAC Meeting
Friday, October 22, 2023
In-person in the Cotting Board Room, as well as online on Zoom. An email with the agenda and Zoom link will follow.
Please join us to meet our new Program Director, Valery Gransewicz!
Community Resources & Events
Introducing Waypoint on Wheels!
Have you ever wanted to test out gear to see if it fits your needs? Ever wondered what the best off-road wheelchair or adaptive bike setup is for you?
Join us for our first ever Waypoint on Wheels Expo in collaboration with GRIT! Sign up for a customized session, just for you, and try out different adaptive gear. From electric to self-propel to full assist, we have an off-road wheelchair, hand-cycle or tandem bike/trike to fit your desire for adventure! You’ll benefit from our selection of adaptive equipment, receive instruction to meet any learning style and be encouraged to reach your individual goals.
The Genesis Foundation of Massachusetts is accepting applications now through September 30, 2023. A limited number of grants are available to fund clinical, educational and therapy programs for children and young adults with genetic disorders, rare diseases and intellectual and physical disabilities.
Notifications of funding decisions will be delivered by Dec. 31, 2023.
The therapeutic programs that will be approved for funding allow children and young adults with rare diseases or genetic disorders the opportunity to participate in various arts and recreational programs.
In addition to receiving therapeutic benefits from these fun activities, children also gain new and rewarding experiences from which they develop self-confidence.
September 19, 2023, with the Charles River Center of Needham, MA. The Charles River Center’s Department of Developmental Disability Services (DDS) Intake and Eligibility Team Coordinator Anthony Mavilla will be sharing information on what the intake process looks like.
Charles River Center is a community organization that offers various services for parents/guardians and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as family, day and employment and residential services.
AANE Webinar: Understanding Disclosure and the Importance of Psychological Safety in the Workplace
September 28, 2023, 6:30-8 p.m., $25
Register now and watch this webinar live or later on demand. See below for details.
Disclosure is not mandatory. This webinar covers the ins and outs of disclosure in the workplace, including why and when people disclose (or don’t), the impact disclosure can have, how to approach disclosure as an employee and how to respond to disclosure as an employer. Additional topics include:
Accommodations and Universal Design
Recognizing Ableism and Understanding Unconscious Bias
Toxic Tactics such as Gaslighting & Subtle Workplace Bullying
The 4 Components of Psychological Safety
Assessing Psychological Safety at Your Workplace
Creating a Psychologically Safe Workplace Culture
SPEAKER: Becca Lory Hector, Director of Training AANE (She/Her) is an openly autistic professional on a mission to close the disability gap in leadership by working with companies to attract and retain disabled talent.
This webinar will be recorded. If you register and are not available during the live presentation, you will receive the video link to access the recording of the presentation two business days after the session ends. Registrants can access the recorded presentation for 30 days.
REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required. After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.
Do you know someone who would like to learn more about Cotting School? Please share the information at the links below with someone you know. Cotting School parents are our best ambassadors, and our team is available to connect with families that would like to learn more!