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Encyclopedia > Cotting School
Cotting School
Established 1893
Executive Director David W. Manzo
Location Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Enrollment 128
Athletics Cotting School Falcons
Homepage http://www.cotting.org/

Cotting School is a private, non-profit school for children with special needs located in Lexington, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1893 as the nation's first day school for children with disabilities. Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02420 / 02421 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://ci. ...

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History

Cotting School was founded in 1893 and is America's first day school for children with a broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges, and complex medical conditions.[1][2][3] From its founding until its merger with the Krebs School in 1986,[4] Cotting School was located at 241 St. Botolph Street in Boston Massachusetts.[5] The school was founded Drs. Edward H. Bradford and Augustus Thorndike, both orthopedic surgeons at Children's Hospital Boston and was originally called The Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children. The school was also known as the Industrial School for Crippled Children and Cotting School for Handicapped Children. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Childrens Hospital Boston is a hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, adjacent to Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. ...


The school's first superintendent, Mary M. Perry, served until 1919. She was followed by Charles Belnap (1919–23), Vernon Brackett (1923–55), William Carmichael (1955–84), Carl Mores (1984–2005), and David Manzo (2005–present).


Services

The school offers the following services: special education, assistive technology, art, music, library/media, dental, vision, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, communication therapy, industrial arts, tutorial services, pre-vocational and vocational training. Special education consists of educational programs designed to support students whose singular needs or disabilities require special teaching approaches, equipment, or care within a regular classroom or in other appropriate settings. ... Assistive Technology (AT) is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices and the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A Dentist and Dental Assistant perform surgery on a patient. ... Look up vision in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Occupational therapy (OT) is rehabilitation of mentally and physically disabled persons by teaching them a skill or providing them with creative activity. ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ... Industrial arts is an umbrella term used in the late 20th century to describe an educational program which featured fabrication of objects in wood and/or metal using a variety of hand, power, or machine tools. ...


Affiliations

For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Childrens Hospital Boston is a hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, adjacent to Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. ... Emerson College was founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a school of oratory, in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Special Olympics is an international organization created to help people with intellectual disabilities develop self-confidence and social skills through sports training and competition. ... The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest college of optometry in the United States. ... This article is about the American institution. ... Postcard image of school sign, Watertown Massachusetts The Perkins School for the Blind is a learning center for people who are blind, deafblind, or have multiple disabilities. ... Salem State College is a four-year public institution of higher learning located in the city of Salem, Massachusetts. ... Tufts University is a private university in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, suburbs of Boston. ... Wheelock College is an institution of higher learning located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Resources

All School Photo, 2006, Lexington, MA
All School Photo, 2006, Lexington, MA
  • Cotting School website

References

  1. ^ "When home is a positive place", The Boston Globe, 2005-11-20. Retrieved on 2006 December 14.
  2. ^ Belkin, Douglas. "More Than A Game", The Boston Globe Northwest, 2006-02-12, p. 1. Retrieved on 2006 December 14.
  3. ^ Pryzant, Connie. "Cotting School Grants Diplomas to 17 Seniors", The Boston Globe, 1981-06-12. Retrieved on 2006 December 14.
  4. ^ Elliott, Michael. "Ida Krebs, 86, Founder of School For Learning-Disabled Children", New York Times, 1995-02-28.
  5. ^ Coons, Phyllis. "Cotting School's Commencement Is Its Last To Be Held in Boston", The Boston Globe, 1988-06-19, p. B34. Retrieved on 2006 December 14.

 
 

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