Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 09:40

Communicating Your Commitment to Inclusion

Your afterschool program sends messages to youth and families about inclusion. Everything from the language used in your marketing and print materials, to the pictures on the walls, to how staff approach individual participants.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 10:36

Top 5 Trends in Disability Inclusion

Today, roughly 1 in 6 children has a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.

How many times have you felt lost and frustrated when it comes to feeling confident in supporting children's and youth needs?

It has been over 20 years since I was a day camp director, but this time of year I always wistfully remember the anticipation, excitement and energy that's unique to planning summer programs.

According to UNICEF, 1 out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger (93 million kids worldwide) is living with a moderate or severe disability, leading them to be marginalized and excluded from their schools or communities.

Published in Executive Extra

According to UNICEF, 1 out of every 20 children aged 14 or younger (93 million kids worldwide) is living with a moderate or severe disability, leading them to be marginalized and excluded from their schools or communities.

Published in News

Over 45 years ago, I graduated from college and excitedly embarked on a career in occupational therapy. I found myself drawn to pediatrics. I always loved children and had five younger brothers and sisters. I was sure I made the right decision.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 00:00

Virtual Convention: Sneak Peek!

NAA's Virtual Convention runs November 6 – 20, 2016. It's FREE for Executive members and just $49 for Ambassadors. Here's a sneak peek at three of the awesome workshops you'll experience when you participate!