Cheryl Cotter is a wife, mother and special educator with over 29 years of experience. Cheryl discovered Conscious Discipline when she was looking for a better way to support her son. She had followed all the doctors’ recommendations for behavior management tools; nothing was working. She learned about Conscious Discipline at a training in New Hampshire and never looked back.
Cheryl Cotter has 29 years of experience in the special education field. She holds a master’s degree in Special Education, as well as a B.S. in Elementary Education specializing in Psychology. Cheryl is an educational consultant and a trainer specializing in autism for schools and community programs. She works to support children and adults of all ages. Cheryl is TEACHH Levels 1 and 2 certified and has training in PECS, Social Thinking, and other Cognitive Behavior Interventions (CBI) considered best practice.
She learned about Conscious Discipline at a conference in New Hampshire. As she sat at the conference, Cheryl realized that with all her CBI training, Conscious Discipline was the missing piece. She bought her first Conscious Discipline book, and her personal and professional journey began. As she consulted with and trained teachers, Cheryl asked if she could practice the lessons and ideas she was reading about. She saw immediate benefits, so she attended the Summer Institute. Cheryl’s life changed, including her relationship with her son.
In her coaching and training throughout Rhode Island, Cheryl sees the power of the School Family and its positive impact on students and teachers. She is passionate about helping schools and communities experience these benefits and is especially gifted at supporting children and adults with special needs. In addition to her work as a consultant and trainer, Cheryl presents at workshops and conferences including the 2020 Conscious Discipline (SEL) for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop.×