Self-Care In the New Year: Reducing Stress and Embracing Support

The holiday season, while filled with joy and festivity, can also be a time of heightened stress for child and youth-serving professionals. Balancing the demands of work with the personal commitments of the season can be challenging, especially in environments committed to inclusive practices and positive behavior support. After all of the holiday hustle and…

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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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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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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 T. Berry Brazelton

Dr. Brazelton was a pediatrician, professor of pediatrics emeritus at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. He was an influential thinker and beloved presence who profoundly shaped how we understand young children’s development and learning.

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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 – 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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KIT Spotlight On Alice Wong

Every month we celebrate a different community and the contributions of one member to the work of creating a more inclusive world. In May, as part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we spotlight someone we admire for her disability justice and advocacy work. Two of our KIT Inclusionistas (Torrie Dunlap and Delfa…

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We LOVE February

February is one of my personal favorite months because I love LOVE in all its forms. I’m also a fan of all the standard Valentine’s Day fare – chocolate, champagne, and flowers. So, if you need me this month I’ll be doing heart-shaped crafts and sending out my Valentines. Here at KIT, we are in…

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