Transition – New Look, Same Vision!

Transition – New Look, Same Vision!

Project Bridges and Transition Services remain a bedrock of our Cotting curriculum, even as we continue to reimagine the programs within COVID-19 parameters. Students are keeping busy learning all about jobs, building relationships with colleagues, and self-advocacy among other topics. Nothing beats getting out into the community, but the staff and students have managed to build a fun, progressive new look for the program! Several students are busy with jobs around the school, including sorting, filing, jewelry assembly, and building hygiene kits to donate to local agencies. Others are offering a hand with sanding projects in the Industrial Arts classroom,... Read More

Project Bridges Relationships: Adapting to A Virtual World

Project Bridges Relationships: Adapting to A Virtual World

It has been a year like no other at Cotting, many of our programs have quickly adjusted to the reality of COVID-19, still providing vital services to students and remaining connected with our community partners. One example is Project Bridges, a community-based volunteer work experience program inside Cotting School. Being community focused, the Project Bridges program has had to adapt to providing valuable experiences without physically being able to go into the community. Students in the program strive to build and sustain connections with community leaders- developing their vocational and transitional skills. We are proud and thankful for our relationships... Read More

A look inside the Cotting classroom: World of Work

A look inside the Cotting classroom: World of Work

We recently shared a post about our Transitional Services and Project Bridges programs, which provide opportunities for Cotting students to gain valuable work experience.  “World of Work”serves as the academic component that supplements and supports the students’ work in the community.  Kolleen White is in her first year at Cotting, serving as a transition teacher and job coach, and is currently teaching this course to the Upper School students. White explains her focus for the course: “I want students to consider questions like, ‘Why do we work?  Is it just for money?  Is it about feeling good about providing a... Read More