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 – Laverne Cox

I first saw Laverne Cox in an episode of Law & Order: SVU. And from then on, it seems as though I’ve seen her everywhere! And maybe I have… She has broken barriers in her roles, served as a role model for youth, and truly a trailblazer in the transgender community.

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Inclusion is the Guiding Light

I have a couple of good things to share, but first I need to rewind a bit. Back in May/June, Alissa Marotto, our Research & Evaluation Director, was working on a white paper for child & youth program administrators. She was writing about the post-quarantine return to the classroom. We’d been talking to our clients,…

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Walking The Path

Like many of you and the places you work, worship, recreate, and even shop, we’ve spent the past few months reckoning with our long legacy of racial inequity. As a team, we’ve been learning, reading, sharing, and planning. As Inclusionistas, we are committed to deeply understanding how race and other dimensions of diversity intersect with…

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Keeping The Inclusion Passion Virtually

At the risk of turning this space into my therapy session, I’ll say again that this pandemic is stressful. It keeps us Inclusionistas from doing what we do – getting ALL kids included in their schools and communities! I find myself very stressed about how schools and programs are going to safely re-open, and I…

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Travel Promotes Inclusion

As a child, my family prioritized diversity in many ways. My family attended church in a diverse city nearby so that I could access multiple perspectives and backgrounds, learning from those around me. When my grandmother told my mom she wanted me to go to private school, my mom reminded her of the immense benefits…

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Diversity at the Holidays

As a special education teacher who teaches in a primarily inclusive setting, I have had the pleasure of seeing inclusion in its many forms. I have seen students embrace various forms of diversity, acknowledging and celebrating┬ámany types of differences. Children are remarkable in that they are naturally curious, not judgmental, about human differences. They also…

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