Tech for Life!

Tech for Life!

One of the fun units in this summer’s “Tech for Life” classrooms had students looking closely at some of the more popular social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. The class visited this Epic! page to research the different platforms, and then choose their favorite to further explore. Students then practiced writing about their platform of choice – how it is used, what they like about it – and then even come up with their own page design!                                          ... Read More

Summer Programs at Cotting – Bridging the Gap!

Summer Programs at Cotting – Bridging the Gap!

Our next featured Cotting summer program is Bridging the Gap!  Bridging the Gap is a travel camp designed to provide teens ages 13-17 with opportunities to develop friendships and share in exciting new adventures.  The camp is entering its 4th summer, under the leadership of Cotting teacher Allison Conelias. “Our primary goal at Bridging the Gap is to promote social interactions and independence among the campers,” explains Conelias.  “We want to provide the same support that’s offered at Cotting, while also trying to integrate the campers into the greater community.” Some examples of past day trips include Canobie Lake Park,... Read More

Summer Programs at Cotting – SALSE!

Summer Programs at Cotting – SALSE!

For Cotting students enrolled in our Extended Year Program (July 11 – August 12, 2016), SALSE is one of several terrific program options to choose from.  SALSE (Summer Adaptive Living Skills Experience) has been a consistent, popular choice for Cotting students in recent years.  The SALSE experience will help students with social and communication skills, personal care, mobility, home living skills, money management, nutrition and meal management, shopping, vocational, and leisure skills. Each of the five weeks highlights a different theme: – Housing – Community Resources – Vocational – Recreation/Leisure – Transportation Both classroom and community-based instruction will provide career... Read More

Summer Programs at Cotting – Talk2U!

Summer Programs at Cotting – Talk2U!

Our next series of blog posts will feature some of the summer programs that we offer on the Cotting campus over the summer.  While it’s hard to believe, spring is right around the corner, so summer planning is already underway! We’ll start with Talk2U, a summer camp held at Cotting School for tweens and teens whose primary mode of communication is high-tech or low-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Talk2U is an opportunity for campers to work together, build friendships, and have fun through community and recreation! Camp Director and Communication Therapist Melissa Mulvey spent a whole summer researching other... Read More