Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

I know all the days blur together lately, but a Friday is still a thing, right? This week I’m thinking a lot about the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is coming up on Sunday. In a normal year, I’d be in Washington, DC right now, as I was on the 25th,…

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Finding Joy and Inclusion Online

School or No School? If you have kids at home, I am sure you are very focused on what is going to happen with school in the Fall. There is very little clarity and every week that goes by, things seem very different. I can imagine how challenging this uncertainty must be for teachers, parents,…

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Proud of KIT

Here we are in the final weekend of June 2020. We are heading into what promises to be a truly unusual summer (Disneyland is open/not open?). The world is keeping us on our toes lately, and it’s hard not to feel exhausted from just trying to keep up. Fueling my passion lately is how our…

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Thanks Dads

I wanted to send a virtual card to some very special people… Dads! We have so many KIT Dads who spend their time working or volunteering for KIT so all kids can have opportunity. I think that is definitely worth celebrating. Thank you, KIT Dads on our staff and board, and those who work in…

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Inclusion Just Takes A Little Creativity

I’ve got something to share with you that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did. It reminded me of the “Before Times,” where stories of schools or communities doing something truly inclusive would fuel my passion for days. Recently, I saw this wonderful story of an elementary school in Kentucky that surprised…

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Let Lived Experience Be The Guide

It’s hard to believe, but I have now been writing this weekly post for almost a decade! Each week,  I reflect on the progress made by our KIT team and the broader society toward making the world a more inclusive place for kids. I know that kids who are raised with inclusion will grow up…

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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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Inclusive Partnerships – Even During a Pandemic

I’ve been thinking a lot about all of our KIT friends this week and wondering how everyone is managing during this time. In my home, we are tuning out the news and finding that is helping our emotional state. I find I am longing for ways to feel “normal” again. Here is something I saw…

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Bringing Kids Together Again

THE STATE WE ARE IN: I saw a statistic this week that up to 97% of Americans are currently under some type of stay-at-home order. Of course, as adults, we are all adapting to this new reality (some may be better than others). But, it’s kids who are on my mind. The list of states…

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Influencing Inclusion After COVID-19

Greetings Friends, How are you holding up during this very strange and scary time? I really want to know. I find I am so eager to hear from everyone I know and love that I can’t see in person right now. Are you finding that too? Are you reaching out to those you haven’t heard…

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