Torrie Dunlap is an educator and social entrepreneur who found her life’s purpose when she taught a theater class for children that included a boy with Down syndrome. This is also how she came to know the work of Kids Included Together (KIT), a national non-profit where she started as a volunteer and today is the Chief Executive Officer. KIT's mission is to teach inclusive practices to people and organizations who serve children. KIT currently serves 220 programs in the United States and 49 internationally, and is a special consultant to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Torrie has delivered keynotes and trainings on inclusion around the United States and in Europe, and she has been published in textbooks, professional journals, trade magazines and digital media. She is a contributor to the advocacy website Think Inclusive, the SWIFT schools blog SWIFTtalk, Disability.gov and has been a frequent guest host on the podcast The Inclusive Class. Torrie is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance and in 2013 was selected as a Social Innovation Fellow at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. In October 2014 she delivered her first TEDx talk,"Isn't it a Pity? The Real Problem with Special Needs."
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]