Created thanks to funding from Ability Central to prepare people with disabilities and their supporters to take charge of their emotional and personal safety!
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 14- Family Gatherings

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 Teaching Safetypowers

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Spanish program
available : 9 lessons & growing !

What's included in this program?

More safety for yourself and others

People of all ages with communication challenges together with the people that care for them can learn and practice ‘People Safety’ skills through a series of short lessons – which includes captioned videos, skills applied in real-life, both with and without the use of spoken language, as well as guidance for step-by-step skills practices.

'People Safety' Skills

Learn important skills you can use right away to help you — or a person you support, make a problem better instead of bigger, have better communication and healthier relationships.

Hands On Practices

Kidpower can help you practice your Safety Powers so these skills become safety habits and help you and the people you care about lead happier, safer lives.
We are grateful for the generous support of Ability Central, formerly known as the Disability Communications Fund (DCF). They have been making grants and collaborating with community leaders to improve communication and information access for people with disabilities since 2010.

Ability Central's mission is to serve as an educator, convener, and resource that works collaboratively to ensure communications and information access in service of individuals who are D/deaf or disabled.
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Detailed Program Overview

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Meet the instructor

Irene van der Zande

Irene van der Zande is the Founder and Executive Director of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International. Since 1989, Irene’s talented leadership and collaboration have earned Kidpower an outstanding reputation worldwide for developing, organizing, and presenting high quality child protection, positive communication, advocacy, self-defense, and personal safety programs and curriculums for everyone, everywhere.
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meet our production team
Marylaine Léger
International Programs Director
Kidpower International
Irene van der Zande
Executive Director
Kidpower International
MJ Hayes
Special Projects Leader
Kidpower International
Colin Léger Meilleur
Technical Support
Kidpower International
Mackenzie Mitchell
Technical Specialist
Kidpower International
Eamon Saki
Technical & Office Manager
Kidpower International
Susan Lombardo
Kidpower North Carolina