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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Getting Back To What We Do Best

  Finding Passion Please forgive me for skipping a week here and there. To be honest, some weeks during this pandemic, I have a hard time locating my passion. But… lately a few things have brought back that good old feeling!      In 2014, I gave a TEDx talk called “Isn’t It A Pity?…

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KIT Launches At-Home Helpline

We have exciting news!! Our services are expanding to help parents during this time of home-quarantine.    The New Normal: The rapid closure of schools, childcare programs, afterschool activities, and basically all aspects of community life outside the home and immediate family due to COVID-19 has been hard on everyone. It’s been tough on adults,…

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Stay In Touch With KIT!

Hello, Friends & Happy April, I hope you and your family are healthy and safe and adjusting to the new reality. These are trying times, and you may wonder what can fuel my passion when there isn’t much inclusion going on in the world. This week I am inspired by our KIT team and how…

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It’s Peak Season at KIT!

#TGIF and Happy Friday! We are heading into one of our peak seasons at KIT. Schools are back in session, afterschool programs are in full swing, energy is high, and the demand for KIT is great. Expect to see a lot of pictures of smiling crowds in the coming weeks. These photos of smiling participants…

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The Power of Focus

Happy Summer Solstice! This week I was reminded over and over again how powerful it is when we focus on inclusion. All of us have attended workplace training, and those sessions have likely increased our professional skills and developed us personally. But, think about all the work training you have been to in your career.…

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Happy Father’s Day!!

We have Father’s Day on the brain here at KIT. We’ve been talking about our fathers, the devoted fathers we are married to who do so much to help us spread our mission (some of them even volunteer to act in our educational videos!), and the amazing dads on our staff and board. We are…

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Theater and Inclusion – A Natural Combination!

Sometimes my passion seems to coalesce around a common topic. Happily, for me, this time the theme is theater! As many of you probably know already, my entrance to the world of inclusion came through the stage door. I was the Education Director at a large youth theater, and in that role, I found KIT.…

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Anyone Can Be Inclusive

May/June is a busy time of year for the KIT team as we help IEP teams meet the needs of kids & families, prepare camp staff for the summer season ahead, and get as much training in as we can before programs shift their focus. We are also preparing for the next school and program…

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