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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A Few Real-Life Stories of Exclusion & How to Solve Them

We often discuss inclusion in the classroom, at camp, or during after school programs. Yet we know that exclusion is everywhere from the food we serve, to the music we listen to, and beyond. And if exclusion is going to follow us beyond the halls, then our inclusion efforts must be prepared. So, how can…

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Back to School Means Back to After School, Too.

A Webinar Series to Get You Back in the Groove of After-School Programming The Back to After School Series Join us for a 4-webinar series curated to prepare afterschool program providers for the transition out of summer and back into the world of post-class care!  We’ll cover: Understanding the Why of Behavior Redirecting Challenging Behaviors Managing a…

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10 Inclusive Summer Activities You’ll Want to Do Right Away

When spring starts to wane, many of us get super excited for summer. We whip up a laundry list of things we want to do to make the most of the season. Then we get about one month in and… now what?  Planning out intentionally-inclusive activities for the summer takes more than just creative thinking.…

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Inclusion In Playgrounds: Why Is It Important?

Learn how an inclusive and accessible playground is beneficial for all children and their parents. All kids want to play.  As every educator and child advocate knows, play is so essential in childhood that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights declares it as every child’s right. But the unfortunate reality is that not…

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