Inclusive Schools Week 2021

Here we are, folks. Finally, we made it to the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s when all the big festive holidays converge on our calendar. But, I’m not talking about those holidays; I mean the annual celebration of Inclusive Schools Week! Each year, Inclusive Schools Network, a web-based educational resource for families,…

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Demystifying Disability Read Along

Fall is my favorite season, and I’m feeling excited about cooler weather, holidays, new novels by my favorite authors, and our KIT Demystifying Disability Read-Along! I hope you plan to join us in reading Emily Ladau’s brand new and very approachable guide to all things disability. Our staff and BOD members are starting today, Tuesday,…

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KIT Spotlight – Ali Stroker

Every month we celebrate a different community and the contributions of one member to the work of creating a more inclusive world. October was National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM). To celebrate, KIT Inclusion Support Specialist, Laura Jenks, MS, shines the KIT Spotlight brightly on Ali Stroker, actress, singer, and 2019 Tony Award winner. Laura’s…

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KIT Spotlight on T. Berry Brazelton

Dr. Brazelton was a pediatrician, professor of pediatrics emeritus at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. He was an influential thinker and beloved presence who profoundly shaped how we understand young children’s development and learning.

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KIT Spotlight on Justin Dart Jr

31 years ago, back in 1990, Senator Harkin from Iowa worked to draft the Americans with Disabilities Act. Truly a historic event for all Americans! But, do you know the history behind the ADA?  Justin Dart, Jr. who has been called the “Father” of the ADA, along with his wife, Yoshiko, played a significant and little-known part in bringing it all together.

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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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KIT Spotlight On Alice Wong

Every month we celebrate a different community and the contributions of one member to the work of creating a more inclusive world. In May, as part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we spotlight someone we admire for her disability justice and advocacy work. Two of our KIT Inclusionistas (Torrie Dunlap and Delfa…

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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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ANNOUNCING THE NEW KIT ACADEMY!

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, the KIT Online Learning Center you have used to access our best-in-class disability inclusion and behavior support training, becomes KIT Academy with a fresh, more-modern look and exciting new features. KIT Academy is user-friendly, intuitive, and easier to search for and enroll in courses you are interested in. It also…

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KIT Spotlight – Autism Awareness Month

Our February celebration of Black History Month with a weekly KIT Spotlight 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…

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