Cotting School Educators Round Up – Online!

Cotting School Educators Round Up – Online!

Online Resources for Families and Educators of Students with Special Needs In the spirit of learning and supporting families of students with special needs during this unexpected pause in the school year, Cotting School educators have been working (remotely) to communicate with families of our students to facilitate enrichment and continued learning. Teams at Cotting School have also assembled a top-notch list of online resources to share widely. Take a look at the list below, share this post with a friend or colleague, and hey – let’s collaborate! If you know of a resource we should add, let us know.... Read More

Purple Table Reservations

Purple Table Reservations

Purple Table reservations is a new initiative that makes dining out a more pleasant experience for families that may need accommodations.  A Purple Table reservation means that families can dine in a quieter section of the restaurant, perhaps closer to the restrooms, and count on patience and understanding from trained staff.  “Purple Table reservations will provide a new level of comfort to families that have struggled with dining out in the past.  Together, we can make dining out a less stressful and more enjoyable experience for all,”  explains Jenifer Apazidis, Founder of Purple Table Reservations.  She is owner of the Red Raven in Acton, MA,... Read More

Resources for Families: ExceptionalLives.org

Resources for Families: ExceptionalLives.org

Cotting School is always looking to promote and applaud the individuals and organizations that seek to support and improve the lives of families of children with disabilities.  We recently spoke with Jay O’Brien, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Exceptional Lives, who shared with us his perspective and vision for this organization. How did Exceptional Lives come about? Jay O’Brien: We’re trying to solve the information problem.  When families of children with disabilities go online to search for information, it can be overwhelming.  Even offline, the huge amount of information available can be too much.  And too much information can lead... Read More