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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Inclusive Schools Week 2021

Here we are, folks. Finally, we made it to the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s when all the big festive holidays converge on our calendar. But, I’m not talking about those holidays; I mean the annual celebration of Inclusive Schools Week! Each year, Inclusive Schools Network, a web-based educational resource for families,…

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Demystifying Disability Read Along

Fall is my favorite season, and I’m feeling excited about cooler weather, holidays, new novels by my favorite authors, and our KIT Demystifying Disability Read-Along! I hope you plan to join us in reading Emily Ladau’s brand new and very approachable guide to all things disability. Our staff and BOD members are starting today, Tuesday,…

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KIT Spotlight – Ali Stroker

Every month we celebrate a different community and the contributions of one member to the work of creating a more inclusive world. October was National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM). To celebrate, KIT Inclusion Support Specialist, Laura Jenks, MS, shines the KIT Spotlight brightly on Ali Stroker, actress, singer, and 2019 Tony Award winner. Laura’s…

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KIT Spotlight on Justin Dart Jr

31 years ago, back in 1990, Senator Harkin from Iowa worked to draft the Americans with Disabilities Act. Truly a historic event for all Americans! But, do you know the history behind the ADA?  Justin Dart, Jr. who has been called the “Father” of the ADA, along with his wife, Yoshiko, played a significant and little-known part in bringing it all together.

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KIT Spotlight – Autism Awareness Month

Our February celebration of Black History Month with a weekly KIT Spotlight was such a powerful and positive experience for the KIT team that we’ve decided to celebrate a different community’s contributions every month this year. We are focused on our mission of disability inclusion and want to amplify disabled voices and take an intersectional…

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Celebrating Influential Women

Our February celebration of Black History Month was such a powerful and positive experience for the KIT team that we’ve decided to celebrate a different community’s contributions every month this year. We are focused on our mission of disability inclusion and want to amplify disabled voices and take an intersectional approach to this project. The KIT…

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KIT Spotlight On Keah Brown

The next staff member to shine the KIT spotlight on an influential Black person to acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishments for Black History Month is Content & Curriculum Director, Anna Luther. Anna joined KIT full-time in December of 2012. Anna began working with individuals with developmental disabilities in 2002 as a personal assistant and teacher…

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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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It’s Peak Season at KIT!

#TGIF and Happy Friday! We are heading into one of our peak seasons at KIT. Schools are back in session, afterschool programs are in full swing, energy is high, and the demand for KIT is great. Expect to see a lot of pictures of smiling crowds in the coming weeks. These photos of smiling participants…

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