Kids Included Together 2012 Impact Report
  • 5.2 Million
  • Inclusion
  • Lack of Training
  • Meaningfully Included

Training

KIT’s National Training Center on Inclusion (NTCI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training.

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Research

People who receive training on inclusion are more likely to view including people with disabilities as their professional responsibility, and are more likely to make accommodations on a daily basis.

2011 Kit Statistical Research

In 2011-2012 Kids Included Together reached beyond the United States and traveled the globe to teach people working in child care, recreation and youth development programs how to welcome and support children with disabilities.

Our trainers have traveled over 273,000 miles in 2011-2012 to bring inclusion to communities around the world.

Gloria

Jacksonville, FL

I always get a lot of great information to pass on to our teachers and am always amazed at the amount of training KIT facilitators can get into one hour! Thank you for responding to my question. You responded back with exactly what I needed. There were many other great points made, just know I enjoyed your presentation and will pass on your words of wisdom. Thank you.

Micaela

Hartford, CT

There are so many misconceptions around disabilities and too many people approach inclusion with a formulaic, often misguided, approach to this is how things "should" be done. KIT helps partners move away from those things. They not only "get inclusion" but they understand the behaviors, strategies, and best-practices that can help their partners make inclusion a reality.

Jan

Glendale, AZ

As an experienced educator, counselor and consultant, I have attended hundreds of workshops in the past 35 years. I want you to know that yours was one of the best! It was the perfect balance between theory and practice. You demonstrated not only knowledge of the subject, but practical down-to-earth suggestions that were based upon developmentally appropriate strategies for working with special needs children.

Molly

San Diego, CA

You guys are fantastic!.. Your webinars and training sessions are so informative, and really give our teachers the confidence they need to do what they are already doing, which is providing dance to anybody that wants to move! You are an invaluable resource, and we look forward to many year(s) of affiliation!

Amanda

Sigonella, Italy

This year we were fortunate enough to have KIT visit our site here in Sigonella. KIT's assessment of our classrooms really opened the teachers eyes to changes they can make within their environments and daily schedules to better support children with special needs. Their feedback provided the staff with wonderful ideas to enhance our program. The staff really enjoyed the training KIT provided on inclusion. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to explain inclusion in a way for all staff to make use of the information.

    • Malashock Dance, San Diego, CA
    • Hope Christian, San Diego, CA
    • SAY San Diego, San Diego, CA
    • Birch Aquarium/ACA, San Diego, CA
    • Daybreak Church, Carlsbad, CA
    • Boys and GC Greater SD, Escondido, CA
    • UCSD ECEC, UCSD La Jolla, CA
    • Bernalillo County, Bernalillo, NM
    • Bernalillo County P & R, Albuquerque, NM
    • Kids Country, Lee Summit, MO
    • Navy Mayport, Mayport NS, FL
    • Imperial Co Office of Ed, El Centro, CA
    • OC Office of Ed, Garden Grove, CA
    • S Dakota DSS - CCS, Keystone, SD
    • Learning Together Workshop, Fort Worth, TX
    • Rec Co of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
    • Child Care Connections, Colorado Springs, CO
    • Santa Clarita P & R, Santa Clarita, CA
    • Cardiff School District, Cardiff, CA
    • Naval Base New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
    • MC Quantico, Arlington, VA
    • NAS Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
    • POM Monterey, Monterey, CA
    • Fort Huachuca, Cochise County, AZ
    • Honolulu, HI
    • Fort Meade, Washington, D.C.
    • Jt Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, AK
    • Naval Station Guam, Santa Rita, Guam
    • Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV
    • USMC Cherry Point, Cherry Point, NC
    • Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA
    • Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, CO
    • Fort Hood, Bell, TX
    • Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX
    • Whiteman AFB, Whiteman, MO
    • USAFE T&C Training, Ramstein, Germany
    • Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX
    • Fort Polk, Vernon, LA
    • MCAS S Carolina, Beaufort & Parris Island, SC
    • Fort Stewart, Liberty, GA
    • Fort Campbell, Christian, KY
    • Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA
    • Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
    • Fort Knox, KY, Fort Knox, KY
    • NDW-PAX, Patuxent River, MD
    • JB Fort Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, WA
    • Fort Benning, Chattahoochee, GA
    • Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA
    • LA AFB, Los Angeles, CA
    • MCAS Yuma, Yuma, AZ
    • NDW, JB Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
    • West Point, NY, Highlands, NY
    • Ventura, Ventura, CA
    • NAS Pensacola & Corry Station, Pensacola, FL
    • McConnel AFB, Kansas, Wichita, KS
    • White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, NM
    • USMC Bridgeport, CA, Bridgeport, CA
    • China Lake, CA, China Lake, CA
    • Spangdahlem AFB, Spangdahlem, Germany
    • MCB Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
    • MacDill AFB, FL , Tampa, FL
    • Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
    • RAF Alconbury, Alconbury, England
    • Luke AFB, Glendale, AZ
    • Ansbach, Ansbach, Germany
    • USMC Bartsow, CA, Barstow, CA
    • Cannon AFB, Cannon AFB, NM
    • Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS
    • Fort Irwin, CA, Fort Irwin, CA
    • Andrews AFB, Andrews AFB, MD
    • Minot AFB, Minot, ND
    • Ft Detrick, College Park, MD
    • Navy Monterey, Monterey, CA
    • RAF Lakenheath/Mildenhall, Suffolk, England
    • Naval Air Station, Kingsville, TX
    • Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
    • Iwakuni, Japan
    • Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA
    • Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, TX
    • Tinker AFB, OK, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Ft Bragg, Fayetteville, NC
    • USAG Humphrey, Korea
    • Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
    • USAG Yongsan, Korea
    • Yokosuka, Japan
    • Camp Zama, Camp Zama, Japan
    • Daegu, Daegu, Korea
    • Bahrain, Bahrain
    • Atsugi, Atsugi , Japan
    • Naples, Naples, Italy
    • Sigonella, Sigonella, Italy
    • Sasebo, Japan, Sasebo, Japan
    • USAG, HI, Schofield Barracks, HI
    • Red Cloud/Camp Casey, Dongducheon, Korea
    • Unified Theatre, Hartford, CT

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    • Mitsubushi Electric America Foundation
    • LG Electronics
    • Ashford University
    • Wells Fargo Foundation
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    • The J. Douglas & Marian Pardee Foundation
    • Chris Boone
    • Mr. Arthur Brody
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    • Cox Communications
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    • Price Charities Advisory Board
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    • Kathleen Davidson
    • Dawn Davis
    • John And Angela Dawson
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    • Ruth Duncan
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    • James Efird
    • Patrick Eggen
    • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
    • Michael Ellis
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    • Donald Eppich
    • Ed Etess
    • Ndubisi Ezeolu
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    • Cindy Farris
    • Randi Faust
    • Gamble Fechtor
    • David Ferrell
    • Ted File
    • Arnold Fischer
    • Jeff Flamholz
    • Mr. & Mrs. Dominga Flores
    • Laurel Forehand
    • Janelle Foskett
    • Robert Foskett
    • Allison Frankfurt
    • Jeff Franklin
    • Jonathan Freeman
    • Jen Froman
    • Melissa Garcia
    • Roberrt Garrett
    • Wendi Garrison
    • Lynda Gebhard
    • Janet George
    • Jim George
    • Ronald Gibbons
    • Deborah Gilstrap
    • Daniel J. Glass
    • Nancy Goldberg
    • Billy Goldfeder
    • Daniel Goldman
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    • The Nice Guys
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    • Jaime Hernandez
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    • Steve Janks
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    • Daniel Jones
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    • Michael Kaplan
    • Brian Karp
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    • Deborah King
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    • Frances Leighton
    • Christine Leighton
    • Patrick Lenihan
    • Frank Lester
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    • Steven Lindner
    • Todd Little
    • J. Scott Loosen
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    • Brandon R Lucas
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    • Noel Lustig
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    • Donald Morris
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    • Kenneth Nass
    • Steve Nass
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    • Nicole Nevard
    • Tom Newell
    • Skylar Newton
    • Kimberly Nice
    • Holly Nichols
    • James Nierman
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    • Thomas North
    • North Island Credit Union
    • Stan Nosel
    • Thomas O'Brien
    • Amy & Ryan O'Connor
    • Debra Olivas
    • Bill Olson
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    • Linda Owens
    • Frank Pabst
    • Marie Pancotti
    • Kathy Parker
    • Elisabeth Parzen
    • Lois Pastore
    • Donald Pearce
    • Barbara Perez
    • Perrin Investigative Service
    • Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Nan Phillips
    • Don Pickler
    • Richard A Pilla
    • Quality Social
    • Christine Quigg
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    • Bill Rosensweig
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    • Charlie Schafer
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    • Susan Schraeder
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    • Greg Silberg
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    • Jamie Smith
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    • Billy Ray Smith
    • Clancy Smith
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    • James Stewart
    • Margaret Stivers
    • Evan Stone
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    • Tap Room
    • Dick And Carol Tembreull
    • Chris Thomas
    • Keith Thompson
    • Patrick Thompson
    • Brian Tolle
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    • Larry Trammell
    • Gerald Trimble
    • Jill Tucker
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    • Grace Turner
    • Thomas Turnerjr
    • United Way of San Diego
    • Pete Vaillancourt
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    • Doug Vermeeren
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    • Michelle Volland
    • Michael Wallace
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    • Mrs. Pamela Whiteside
    • William Whitty
    • Mark Wiggins
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    • Mike Wines
    • Randall Wood
    • Bob Worner
    • Craig Yeates
    • Nicole Yeates
    • Ginseng Yoga
    • Lee & Dave Zackrison
    • Marc Zimmerman
Over 10000 Over 87 33 Stories

On August 17–18, 2012, 87 brave individuals with no prior climbing experience spent over eight months raising the $1,000 minimum to rappel off the 33rd story of San Diego’s Manchester Grand Hyatt, the west coast’s tallest waterfront building, and proved we all face our fears the same, regardless of physical ability.

With the profits from the event we are able to support six additional child development and recreation programs as they work toward creating environments where children with disabilities are welcomed, valued and included.

A very special thanks to our generous sponsors!

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Torrie Dunlap

Chief Executive Officer

At Kids Included Together, our vision is a world not defined or categorized by "ability" or "disability." It’s a place where everyone is accepted for who they are. Where, when we look around our community we see all kinds of people enjoying all kinds of activities and we know that all of our lives are enriched.

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Heather Stone

Board President

When kids of all abilities are included together, they learn compassion, camaraderie, and kindness. It is a privilege and honor to serve an organization that focuses on these fundamentals of friendship, rather than a child’s physical, emotional, or mental capabilities. Kids Included Together helps people see the beauty, grace, and fullness of every child, not the limitations that society or circumstance has placed upon them.

    • Heather Stone, Board President
      Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC, Attorney
    • Rebecca Wardlow, Board 1st Vice President
      Ashford University, Provost
    • Andrea Cunningham, Board 2nd Vice President
    • Richard V. Bailey CPA, Board Treasurer
      Controller, Dubraski & Associates Insurance SVCS, LLC
    • Kelly Alhadeff-Black, Board Secretary
      Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Assoc. Attorney
    • Gayle Slate MFT, Board Member for Life
    • Danielle Baldwin, Sr. Product Mgr., Cox Business
    • Ndubisi Ezeolu, Attorney, Garrett & Tully
    • Dan Fatlund, Product Program Mgr., Nokia
    • Lucas Keller, Community Member
    • Deanie Marin–Lucchesi, Assoc. Exec Dir,Jackie Robinson YMCA
    • Scott Tritt, Social Venture Partners
    • Jane McAuliffe, Ph.D, Exec. VP/Chief Academic Officer, Bridgepoint Education
    • Kevin McWayne, Sr. Trust & Fiduciary Spec., Wells Fargo
    • Sandy Rosenberg, Dir. Consumer Insights, Provide Commerce
    • Sadie Stern, Senior Director Intl. HR, Qualcomm
    • Torrie Dunlap, CPLP, Chief Executive Officer
    • Sara Couron, MPA, Dir. of Operations
    • CJ Lucke, Managing Director
    • Amanda Couture, Executive Coordinator
    • Cheryl Fortson, Administrative Assistant
    • Nili Mathews, CTRS, Education Spec.; Master Trainer
    • Selena Rauenzahn, MA, BCBA, Behavior Spec.
    • Viviana Hernandez, Affiliate Coordinator
    • Dora Rowe, Digital Content Producer
    • Janet George, Education & Training Spec.
    • Delfa Garcia, Education Spec.
    • Audrey Vistro, Education Spec.
    • Julie Nunez, Military Support Spec.
    • Emily Libby, Comm. Coordinator
    • Krista Berry, Dir. of Strategic Partnerships
    • Phyllis Vokey Long, MFT, Consultant
    • Anna Luther, MSW, Consultant
    • Alissa Marotto, MS, Consultant
    • Mary Shea, EdD, Consultant
    • Suzanne Stolz, EdD, Consultant
    • Phillip Collazo, MSEd., Consultant
    • Kathryn King, Consultant
    • Kara McWilliams, PhD, Research & Evaluation Spec.