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TAID (Teaching Artists Identifying with a Disability)

Enabling Growth, Empowerment, and Advocacy for Disabled Teaching Artists and Educators

Join us over Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month to share resources, build community, and discuss the role of disability in the classroom. Only one registration is required. Topics may include normalizing disability in the classroom, addressing ableism, self-regulation, self-care, and how to advocate for your needs. 

This group is open to teaching artists, classroom teachers, and other educators who identify with a disability. LBGTQ+ individuals, BIPOC, and other educators of marginalized identities are welcome. Racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other forms of bigotry will not be tolerated. 

Accessibility Information: 

We provide live captioning, audio descriptions throughout the meeting, and visual agendas. ASL interpretation and other access needs can be provided upon request.  Please email katie@pinkumbrellatheater.org for any access needs. 

About Us

TAID (Teaching Artists Identifying with a Disability) is a group by and for disabled teaching artists, teachers, and educators. Founded in 2020 by three Pink Umbrella Theater Company teaching artists, the goals of TAID are: 

  • To allow our members to enrich ourselves professionally and personally through the practice of mutual support and care

  • To share knowledge and resources among disabled educators to help us succeed in the classroom despite systemic barriers encountered by disabled educators

  • To ensure more disabled educators enter and remain in the fields of education and arts education. Lack of support is cited as a key reason these talented educators do not enter or remain in the field.  

  • To build strong community, professional networks, and a culture of empowerment among disabled educators

Meet The Founders