Self-Care In the New Year: Reducing Stress and Embracing Support

The holiday season, while filled with joy and festivity, can also be a time of heightened stress for child and youth-serving professionals. Balancing the demands of work with the personal commitments of the season can be challenging, especially in environments committed to inclusive practices and positive behavior support. After all of the holiday hustle and…

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How to Host an Inclusive Halloween: Top Tips for a Spooktacular Celebration

Happy Halloween! To help you plan a more inclusive celebration, we’ve compiled some tips and resources to get you started. Halloween, for many, is a time of costumes, candy, and camaraderie, a beloved “spooky” holiday that brings joy to many, especially children.  The excitement of wearing costumes, getting treats, and simply being a part of…

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Out of School Time Programs: Inclusive Care for ALL Children

Learn why inclusive and welcoming environments are a critical component to creating high-quality out of school time (OST) programs for every child. As schools across the country have begun a new academic year filled with excitement, learning, and new experiences, it’s also important to recognize the crucial role of inclusive care in Out of School…

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Top Tips for Creating Inclusive and Supportive Programs

Learn how to build inclusive and supportive programs that empower all children to thrive. From understanding the importance of disability inclusion to addressing challenges and leveraging helpful resources, find tips here to help you establish an environment that celebrates diversity and fosters growth. Programs that promote, cultivate, and exemplify disability inclusion and behavior support have…

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4 Ways to Build Inclusive Sports and Recreation Programs for Children with Disabilities

Learn how to create programs that prioritize inclusion, celebrate diversity, and promote the well-being of all participants. The importance for all children to be able to fully participate in sports and recreational activities cannot be overstated. Aside from promoting physical and emotional well-being, these experiences teach children essential life skills such as learning how to…

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How To Create A Safe Space For Kids With Autism In Your Program

Does your program serve kids with autism? As leaders in disability inclusion and behavior support training, we’ve developed strategies to create safe spaces for children and youth with ASD. Our approach fosters environments where they can flourish, be themselves, and avoid “masking,” – the act of hiding their true selves in order to fit in,…

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2023: Supporting Kids With Developmental Disabilities

For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2023, we are exploring key considerations for children and youth professionals and emphasizing the importance of disability inclusion and behavior support training to inspire meaningful action. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. This month-long event presents an opportunity to come together for children and youth with developmental disabilities and to…

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Dispelling 11 Common Myths About Kids with Disabilities

Are you wondering how program staff, parents, families, and caregivers can combat the exclusion of children with disabilities? The answer is simple: through awareness, education, and facts. It’s essential to dispel the most common myths about children with disabilities with accurate, research-backed information. That’s why we’re providing you with exclusive resources to help you enhance…

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Inclusion Training: Why Is It Critical?

Training in disability inclusion and behavior support is essential for all professionals directly working with children of all abilities. Learn how developing inclusive programs significantly impacts the support you can provide to children and their families, and how taking part in inclusion training is the first step towards creating a meaningfully inclusive environment for children…

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