Happy Retirement Sara Couron!

Happy Retirement Wishes! September is a month full of transitions. From vacations to back-to-school, from longer to shorter days, and from iced lattes to the pumpkin spiced ones. This year, September also marks the retirement of our longest-tenured Inclusionista, Sara Couron. As our Chief Program Officer, Sara ensured our work was high-quality, efficient, and effective. Sara’s…

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Black History Month: 8 Influential Black Americans with Disabilities

Black History Month 2023: Shining a Light on 8 Influential Black Americans with Disabilities Let’s come together to celebrate Black History Month. This year, we’re covering eight influential Black Americans who are making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. From heroes of the past to trailblazers of the present, get to know…

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Dr. Mary McAllister Shea; A Visionary and Guiding Light

A Tribute to Mary Shea from KIT CEO, Torrie Dunlap On July 26th, 2022, we lost the brightest star in the KIT galaxy. Twenty-five years ago, with a small group of philanthropists and parents, Dr. Mary McAllister Shea envisioned what Kids Included Together could be, worked to make it so, and ignited a passion for…

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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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Accurate Disability Representation In Mass Media: 8 Powerful Film and Television Performances By Actors With Disabilities

It’s unavoidable. Whether you’re watching the evening news, a Saturday morning cartoon, scrolling through your social feeds, or capping off a long day with your favorite reality show, mass media in all shapes and forms, is always around us.  Film and television especially, cast a wider, more influential net. They transport you to another world.…

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KIT Spotlight – Diego Mariscal

Every month we celebrate a different community and the contributions of one member to the work of creating a more inclusive world. September is National Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, KIT Chief Inclusionista and CEO, Torrie Dunlap, CPLP, shines the KIT Spotlight brightly on Diego Mariscal, social entrepreneur and founder of two nonprofit organizations.  …

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