The Places You’ll Go…

The Places You’ll Go…

Three key tips for traveling with a child with a disability By Althea Ioakimidis   My husband looks at me from across the table and says, “We should probably book our tickets to Greece.” I give him a sarcastic look, roll my eyes and say, “Pfft!  Not happening!” I was immediately overwhelmed by the magnitude of what would be required to get my seven-year-old with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair to and from Greece. Remember when travel was easy? You would pack your bag with a towel, a bottle of sunscreen and a good book…simple. Then, one day, this... Read More

What to Expect at an Assistive Technology Evaluation

What to Expect at an Assistive Technology Evaluation

Find out how Cotting Consulting helps find the best assistive technology solutions for students By Tim Richmond, Director of Cotting Consulting   “What happens during an assistive technology evaluation?” “What will this process look like?” These are two of the most common questions I get asked by parents and clinicians. Before I answer, let’s take a step back for a minute and quickly explore assistive technology (AT) and the referral process. What Exactly Is Assistive Technology (AT)?  AT is any item, piece of equipment, software program or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities... Read More

That’s a Great Question!

That’s a Great Question!

Find Out What It’s Really Like to Be a Special Education Science Teacher at Cotting School By Andy Lindblad, Science Teacher   “Special education teacher? What’s that like?”  Despite its simplicity, this common question—fielded at one time or another by everyone who works at Cotting—is deceptively hard to answer. Cotting students defy quick explanations and easy descriptions, and the culture in our school is unlike anywhere I’ve ever worked. I wanted to tell you today, as best I can, how our students taught me to respond to this question.  The answer arrived one day, as all great answers do, in... Read More

Fall 2021: New Beginnings at Cotting School

Fall 2021: New Beginnings at Cotting School

A Message from President Bridget Irish Although I have enjoyed the first day of school for each of the 15 years I’ve been at Cotting, this year felt especially special since it marked my first day in a new role. I am honored and delighted to have been appointed Cotting School’s seventh president, and even more proud to be the second woman to lead the school after Mary Perry served as superintendent over 100 years ago. Having worked closely with previous president David Manzo during my tenure here, I know firsthand what a vibrant and remarkable school community I inherit.... Read More