KIT Spotlight – Laverne Cox

I first saw Laverne Cox in an episode of Law & Order: SVU. And from then on, it seems as though I’ve seen her everywhere! And maybe I have… She has broken barriers in her roles, served as a role model for youth, and truly a trailblazer in the transgender community.

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How The Pandemic Is Affecting The Disability Community

I’m finishing up my projects and getting ready to hang my “gone fishin”” sign on my proverbial door. Today is my husband’s last day of work before retirement, and we are headed out on a celebratory road trip. I am looking forward to a rest and a much-needed recharge. Before I go, though, I wanted…

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Celebrating Influential Women

Our February celebration of Black History Month was such a powerful and positive experience for the KIT team that we’ve decided to celebrate a different community’s contributions every month this year. We are¬†focused on our mission of disability inclusion and want to amplify disabled voices and take an intersectional approach to this project. The KIT…

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We LOVE February

February is one of my personal favorite months because I love LOVE in all its forms. I’m also a fan of all the standard Valentine’s Day fare – chocolate, champagne, and flowers. So, if you need me this month I’ll be doing heart-shaped crafts and sending out my Valentines. Here at KIT, we are in…

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Continuing To Fuel The Inclusion Passion

Last week I spoke to a large group of “Zoomies” hosted by the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center in Arizona. We had people attend the event from as far away as Malaysia! It was the sort of thing I used to love to do in person. Nothing was more fun than being at a…

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In Honor Of MLK Day

We are back at it after a long, restful break and into the new year. Coming up later this month (January 27th) is a webinar on Supporting Distance Learning in Your Program, geared toward after school programs that are hosting students for virtual school. See our KIT website or any of our social media accounts…

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Feeling Thankful

I’m in a grateful state-of-mind. My family celebrated Thanksgiving early so that we could see my mother-in-law before her assisted living facility closes up tight due to reimposed restrictions in California. She turned 97 last month. So, the chance to take her out of her facility and have a safe and physically-distanced Thanksgiving meal with…

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Inclusion is the Guiding Light

I have a couple of good things to share, but first I need to rewind a bit. Back in May/June, Alissa Marotto, our Research & Evaluation Director, was working on a white paper for child & youth program administrators. She was writing about the post-quarantine return to the classroom. We’d been talking to our clients,…

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Inclusion Advocacy Going Strong

Who could use a little good news? I know I could! To start, last week, we welcomed 4 new members to the KIT Board of Directors, which is great news! ¬†Our board members are effective champions for inclusion. Here are 2 timely examples: Inclusive Education News: Those of you who have been around a while…

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Walking The Path

Like many of you and the places you work, worship, recreate, and even shop, we’ve spent the past few months reckoning with our long legacy of racial inequity. As a team, we’ve been learning, reading, sharing, and planning. As Inclusionistas, we are committed to deeply understanding how race and other dimensions of diversity intersect with…

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