LIVE TRAINING – in person, at your location

SPECIALIZED MODULES



KIT's Live Trainings involve one of our Education & Training Specialists leading a workshop in person for you
and your staff at your site. Each training is typically 2 hours in length. It is a cost–effective way to train your staff on inclusion!

For more information or to request and schedule a live training for your site, click HERE to email
our Training Coordinator or call (858)225-5680.

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Your name and title
  2. The address of your site
  3. Which module(s) you are interested in


To view KIT's Four Core Inclusion Modules, click HERE.


Introduction to Inclusion   ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH WITH AUTISM

This session will equip professionals with strategies to facilitate inclusion for children with autism spectrum disorders. Participants will address common assumptions about autism, and learn how to provide environmental and interpersonal accommodations. The workshop also presents strategies that support positive behavior, communication and sensory needs.
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Introduction to Inclusion   ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

This workshop uses two case studies to infuse real life examples to share the information early childhood and school-age care providers need to support children with developmental disabilities in inclusive programs. Workshop participants will explore asking parents the right questions, areas where a child with a developmental disability may need support, and accommodations to promote communication and behavior through group activities.
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Introduction to Inclusion   BEHAVIOR SUPPORT TECHNIQUES

Throughout this session, participants will learn strategies for addressing challenging behavior. Guidelines for responding to behavior will be presented. Participants will discuss how to identify influences on behavior, define behavior problems, and develop plans to teach skills. The session concludes with a discussion of appropriate behavior support tools.
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Supporting Positive Behavior CALLING ALL CAMP DIRECTORS

Directors of day and resident camps will learn how to create inclusive environments that serve all children. Topics unique to the camp director, like hiring and staff training, policies and procedures, working with families and community collaboration will all be covered. Time will also be spent designing accommodations for a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, social/emotional disorders, developmental delays and physical and sensory disabilities. Camp directors will leave with a host of practical tools that can be immediately implemented.
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Supporting Positive Behavior EARLY LITERACY STRATEGIES FOR ALL CHILDREN

This training explores early literacy strategies for children with and without disabilities in an inclusive early childhood setting. Participants will explore their own experience with early literacy and current notions of literacy. The session provides an overview of literacy development and includes techniques for encouraging literacy in group settings, using storytelling, music, art and block play.
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Supporting Positive Behavior EXAMINING THE PHYSICAL & SENSORY ENVIRONMENT

This workshop focuses on aspects related to the physical and sensory environment in out–of–school time and early childhood programs. Participants will have a chance to view different environments, discover environmental influences on behavior, and gain strategies for designing a supportive environment. Ideas for how to make environmental accommodations for children with and without disabilities will be presented.
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Introduction to Inclusion   FACING YOUR FEAR FACTOR

Including children with disabilities in child and youth development programs can be very challenging, but nothing is more rewarding than witnessing a child make a friend, enjoy a game or experience an accomplishment. This highly–interactive workshop will allow participants to face the fears involved in inclusion (I wasn’t trained for this! I don’t know what to do! I don’t know anything about that disability!) through activities designed to promote an understanding of inclusion and how to support children with disabilities.
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Introduction to Inclusion   MAKING CONNECTIONS: FOSTERING FRIENDSHIPS

The best thing that a child can gain from your program is a quality friendship. Many times, children with disabilities struggle with initiating and maintaining friendships. In this workshop, participants will learn how to help all children develop their friendship skills.
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Supporting Positive Behavior MAKE & TAKE ACCOMMODATIONS

This hands-on workshop encourages participants to explore creative ways to make accommodations for children who need them in a group setting. A discussion about types of accommodations will be accompanied by concrete examples from the field using inexpensive and easy to obtain materials. Each participant will leave this workshop with samples to use in their programs. (Please note this workshop must be scheduled at least two months before the training date.)
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Supporting Positive Behavior READY, SET, SUMMER

A powerful introduction to inclusion for summer camp staff, this workshop provides the basic skills necessary in a “top tips for inclusion” format. Topics covered include accommodations for day camp settings, confidentiality and working with families, positive behavior supports and strategies for supporting friendships.
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Introduction to Inclusion   SUCCESS WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR: ADHD

Chances are you serve children with ADHD every day in your existing programs. Explore myths about children with ADHD and discover what to look for as you design accommodations for children with ADHD in your program. Learn to prevent challenging behaviors with positive support strategies to help all children be successful.
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Respectful Accommodations SUPPORTING COMMUNICATION

Children and youth with developmental and speech and language disabilities may have difficulty initiating and responding to communication. There are ways to promote communication for all in an early childhood or youth setting. This module will describe strategies for teaching communication skills and how to structure opportunities to facilitate interaction.
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Supporting Positive Behavior SUPPORTING SOCIAL–EMOTIONAL NEEDS

Children with social-emotional disorders often experience instability in their moods, energy, thinking and behavior. Early childhood and out-of-school time settings are an ideal place to implement stress, relaxation, and behavior support techniques. Specific techniques for teaching social and coping skills will be discussed.
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Partnering with Families USING GROUP PROCESS TO INCLUDE SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN PLANNING PROGRAMS

This workshop will assist participants to learn strategies to use group process to involve children/youth in planning the program and to gain experience in activity planning to meet the needs and interests of their children/youth.

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