In this webinar recording, participants are introduced to the mission of the National Inclusion Project – to make the inclusion of children with disabilities the expectation, not the exception, in community & recreation programs. It unpacks the Standards for Inclusive Recreation Programs to guide implementation of best practices and explores high impact, easy-to-implement strategies to help all children learn, play, and grow together. Participants leave with practical advice, tools, & resources to make their recreation and community programming more inclusive of youth with disabilities.
About the presenter: Dr. Amanda Kloo, PhD is National Inclusion Project’s Director of Inclusive Recreation. She is an educator, interventionist, and developmental specialist with over 20 years of experience teaching children of all ages and abilities. She is a frequent presenter, a widely published author, and consultant to research institutions, educational organizations, and universities. Amanda is also an adaptive fitness coach and athlete with cerebral palsy who provides inclusive play and exercise experiences to children and adults with disabilities. She is passionate about all things inclusion and the power of play!
About the National Inclusion Project: Established in 2003, the National Inclusion Project (NIP) partners with community organizations, afterschool programs, summer camps, youth athletics and recreational programs across the country, providing them with the tools, training, and support they need to ensure children with disabilities are included in all of their activities. NIP has established itself as the leading voice for the meaningful inclusion of children with disabilities. It has partnered with some of the country’s largest youth organizations and most prestigious educational institutions, developing cutting edge inclusion models, training hundreds of industry leaders and facilitating inclusive opportunities for thousands of children a year.