KIT 2023 Holiday Book List: Showcasing Diversity & Disability

As the holiday season approaches, KIT is thrilled to foster a sense of belonging and highlight the values of diversity and disability inclusion with our curated Holiday 2023 Book List. This collection is tailored to benefit young readers, aiming to empower them with stories that mirror the vastness of our world and the diversity within…

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How to Host an Inclusive Halloween: Top Tips for a Spooktacular Celebration

Happy Halloween! To help you plan a more inclusive celebration, we’ve compiled some tips and resources to get you started. Halloween, for many, is a time of costumes, candy, and camaraderie, a beloved “spooky” holiday that brings joy to many, especially children.  The excitement of wearing costumes, getting treats, and simply being a part of…

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How The Pandemic Is Affecting The Disability Community

I’m finishing up my projects and getting ready to hang my “gone fishin”” sign on my proverbial door. Today is my husband’s last day of work before retirement, and we are headed out on a celebratory road trip. I am looking forward to a rest and a much-needed recharge. Before I go, though, I wanted…

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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 bell hooks

The next KIT Staff member to spotlight an influential Black person to acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishments for Black History Month is Education & Training Specialist, Janet George, MS, CTRS. Janet joined KIT full-time in October of 2011 after working as a contract trainer. She has more than 30 years of experience in disability inclusion…

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In Honor Of MLK Day

We are back at it after a long, restful break and into the new year. Coming up later this month (January 27th) is a webinar on Supporting Distance Learning in Your Program, geared toward after school programs that are hosting students for virtual school. See our KIT website or any of our social media accounts…

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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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Inclusion Advocacy Going Strong

Who could use a little good news? I know I could! To start, last week, we welcomed 4 new members to the KIT Board of Directors, which is great news!  Our board members are effective champions for inclusion. Here are 2 timely examples: Inclusive Education News: Those of you who have been around a while…

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Getting Back To What We Do Best

  Finding Passion Please forgive me for skipping a week here and there. To be honest, some weeks during this pandemic, I have a hard time locating my passion. But… lately a few things have brought back that good old feeling!      In 2014, I gave a TEDx talk called “Isn’t It A Pity?…

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