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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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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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

I know all the days blur together lately, but a Friday is still a thing, right? This week I’m thinking a lot about the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is coming up on Sunday. In a normal year, I’d be in Washington, DC right now, as I was on the 25th,…

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Proud of KIT

Here we are in the final weekend of June 2020. We are heading into what promises to be a truly unusual summer (Disneyland is open/not open?). The world is keeping us on our toes lately, and it’s hard not to feel exhausted from just trying to keep up. Fueling my passion lately is how our…

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Inclusion Just Takes A Little Creativity

I’ve got something to share with you that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did. It reminded me of the “Before Times,” where stories of schools or communities doing something truly inclusive would fuel my passion for days. Recently, I saw this wonderful story of an elementary school in Kentucky that surprised…

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Influencing Inclusion After COVID-19

Greetings Friends, How are you holding up during this very strange and scary time? I really want to know. I find I am so eager to hear from everyone I know and love that I can’t see in person right now. Are you finding that too? Are you reaching out to those you haven’t heard…

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Here Come The Holidays!

If you’ve been outside your home lately, surely you’ve noticed the transition to the holiday season is in full swing. Here in Southern California, where it’s been warm lately, the abundant festive decorations still feel a little out of place. But, for the 30% of the US where it is snowing right now, the holidays…

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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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Why We #LOVEinclusion

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Unified Theater, the program that provided me with my first inclusive experience. In February, Unified Theater hosted #LOVEinclusion month to build excitement around inclusion and the ways it has affected our development. Now, I know we are a couple of days late, but we at KIT decided to share…

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