Inclusive Schools Week™ 2022: The Benefits of Inclusive Classrooms

Inclusive Schools Week™ is here! Learn how KIT can help teachers create inclusive classrooms where children with and without disabilities thrive and learn together. Along with the festive season, another annual event that KIT looks forward to each December is Inclusive Schools Week™!  Inclusive Schools Week™ (ISW) is an internationally-recognized annual event created by Education…

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The Most Common Learning Disabilities: Part 2

Why Is It Important To Understand Learning Disabilities? We’ve covered learning disabilities that span reading, writing, and math. Yet, our exploration of learning disabilities is incomplete without touching on several of the other most common conditions and how they impact the youth who have them. How Learning Disabilities Affect Learning  In part 1 of this…

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Dr. Mary McAllister Shea; A Visionary and Guiding Light

A Tribute to Mary Shea from KIT CEO, Torrie Dunlap On July 26th, 2022, we lost the brightest star in the KIT galaxy. Twenty-five years ago, with a small group of philanthropists and parents, Dr. Mary McAllister Shea envisioned what Kids Included Together could be, worked to make it so, and ignited a passion for…

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The Most Common Learning Disabilities: Part 1; How to Identify Them & How to Help

We work hard to make learning an enjoyable experience, but for some students, it’s inherently complicated. Whether creating an inclusive classroom setting, leading a summer camp, or running an after school program, it’s imperative that you recognize and respect the needs of children with learning disabilities who may be in your care.  What Learning Disability…

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Who is Most at Risk of Being Bullied – And What Can We Do About It?

October is Don’t Be a Bully Month The month of October is full of haunts and horror movies, but there’s something truly scary that we stand up against all October: bullying.  Defining Bullying Though your dictionary may simply define bullying as seeking to do harm or intimidate a vulnerable subject, there’s far more to the…

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A Better Way to Back to School Part 3: 5 Inclusion Ideas for Rainy Day Recess 

The air is getting crisper, leaves are beginning to change. We’re deep into the back-to-school swing now as September ebbs into October. Routines are taking shape! We’ve already discussed how to create an inclusive classroom to start the year off strong and ways to enhance your after-school programs with inclusive activities. But what about the…

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Why It Matters: Diversity & Disability Inclusion In Arts

How to create a more inclusive art community. The arts belong to everyone – including people with disabilities. So, whether you’re an accessibility practitioner, theater or art student, or just part of a school or community theater looking to be more inclusive of those with disabilities, this blog will introduce you to the topic of…

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A Better Way to Back to School Part 2: How to Make Activities Inclusive

Activities add interest and liveliness to the academic day, and they can do the same for your after school program. When you’ve already worked to create an inclusive classroom, the next step is setting up your after school program to continue the inclusion.  As you kick off this new academic year, here’s how to put…

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Women’s Equality Day: Experiencing the World as Women with Disabilities

We talk about equality and inclusion a lot – at the intersection of race, mental health, and more. As Women’s Equality Day approaches, we specifically want to give voice to the experiences of women with disabilities and the way they see the world, how the world sees them, and what we can do to achieve…

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