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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2019 Disability Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re looking for some last minute gift ideas, please consider checking out the 2019 Disability Holiday Gift Guide curated by our KIT friend and disability rights advocate Emily Ladau. Shopping from this guide is a great way to fuel your passion and support disabled makers, artists, and small business owners. This year’s guide also…

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Ready for College!

Greetings! Today I want to start with a #FlashbackFriday. Last December many of us gathered in San Diego to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of KIT and to dive into current trends in inclusive practice. One of our favorite parts of the day was a presentation by our board member Beth Foraker and her son Patrick about…

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It’s Testing Season…

… And there’s a lot of tension in the air. At least at my school, teachers are constantly talking about standards and data and rigor. Everyone is stressed out! I needed to take a break from the testing madness and get some thoughts out about why I do what I do and who exactly I…

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Adaptive Bike Giveaway– The Friendship Circle

Do you remember the freedom you felt, the confidence you gained, the pride you had when you received your first bike? The Great Bike Giveaway will help give children with special needs the same feeling you had when that shiny new bike arrived at your home. For the forth consecutive year Friendship Circle is holding the…

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Document, Report, Support–Stepping Stones for Independence

Two summers ago, I worked at an inclusive camp as a one-on-one aide for a little boy with autism. At the beginning of the summer, all one-on-one counselors were trained in how to best support kids with special needs and the protocols for administering medications, writing incident reports, and more. As dry as some of this material…

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Talking to Kids About Disability and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

Last week, we posted videos on how adults can talk about disability with other adults. This week, we’d like to talk a bit on how to create meaningful conversation about disability with kids. We recently came across this AMAZING post on how to talk to kids about disability. This is a topic that often comes up in our…

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