Disabilities & Inclusion

KIT: Kids Included Together

Kids Included Together (KIT) specializes in providing best practices training for community–based organizations committed to including children with and without disabilities into their recreational, child development and youth development programs. While the site does require payment for some resources, such as online training, webinars, and coaching, it also provides free resources. Free resources include blog posts, videos, tip sheets, and other downloadable resources. To access the free resources, click on "Inclusion Resources" under "What We Do."

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Utah Parent Center 

The Utah Parent Center is a training and information center with the goal of aiding children and youth with all disabilities in helping other parents that similar challenges throughout Utah. Resources provided include toll-free telephone access to recieve information, support and referrals, workshops on a variety of topics, videos, webinars, and publications. Disabilities highlighted within this site include autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, emotional disorders, intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, and more. This site has resources covering a number of related subjects including, but not limited to, bullying, guardianship, laws, math resources, siblings, recreation, person center planning, etc.

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Inclusion Guide for Programs 

The Disability Inclusive Development Toolkit is a 176 page, downloadable pdf guide highlighting disability-inclusive development policy. The different chapters target different audiences: Chapter 1 provides materials for staff induction; chapter 2 focuses on support for managers; chapter 3 is for staff and partners working in programs; and chapter 4 addresses inclusive training and facilitation.

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Wrightslaw

The Wrightslaw website is a clearinghouse of information and resources for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys regarding special education law and advocacy for children with special needs and disabilities. Resources include articles, cases, blogs, monthly newsletter, books and training, flyers, and more. It is important to note that not all resources are free, including training and seminars, books, texts, and CDs or DVDs. Topics include various diagnoses (e.g. autism, ADD, anaphylaxis, diabetes), bullying, intervention, behavior management, evaluations, and discrimination, along with dozens more.

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