A Few Real-Life Stories of Exclusion & How to Solve Them

We often discuss inclusion in the classroom, at camp, or during after school programs. Yet we know that exclusion is everywhere from the food we serve, to the music we listen to, and beyond. And if exclusion is going to follow us beyond the halls, then our inclusion efforts must be prepared. So, how can…

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Back to School Means Back to After School, Too.

A Webinar Series to Get You Back in the Groove of After-School Programming The Back to After School Series Join us for a 4-webinar series curated to prepare afterschool program providers for the transition out of summer and back into the world of post-class care!  We’ll cover: Understanding the Why of Behavior Redirecting Challenging Behaviors Managing a…

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Celebrating Independence the Inclusive Way

National Disability Independence Day is July 26th Summer is studded with celebrations of freedom: Juneteenth, July 4th, Pride, and of course – National Disability Independence Day.  What is National Disability Independence Day? When & Why We Celebrate National Disability Independence Day is celebrated on July 26th. It commemorates the passage of the Americans with Disabilities…

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10 Inclusive Summer Activities You’ll Want to Do Right Away

When spring starts to wane, many of us get super excited for summer. We whip up a laundry list of things we want to do to make the most of the season. Then we get about one month in and… now what?  Planning out intentionally-inclusive activities for the summer takes more than just creative thinking.…

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Inclusion In Playgrounds: Why Is It Important?

Learn how an inclusive and accessible playground is beneficial for all children and their parents. All kids want to play.  As every educator and child advocate knows, play is so essential in childhood that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights declares it as every child’s right. But the unfortunate reality is that not…

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Reflecting on Freedom for All in the Disability Community

Addressing Issues Facing BIPOC with Disabilities  When we say “freedom,” what comes to mind?  Is it flags waving in the summer heat as fireworks illuminate the sky above with red, white, and blue starbursts? It’s an iconic image! For so long, we celebrated July 4th as the only Independence Day for the USA, a time…

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How to Foster Friendships Between Kids With and Without Disabilities

Fostering Friendships Just in Time for National Best Friends Day – June 8th From joyous, judgment-free days spent together to constructive opinions from our closest confidants, we know that friendship is a valuable asset to our happiness as humans. It does a lot of good for our well-being and quality of life: It opens our…

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