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TAID (Teaching Artists Identifying with a Disability)

A space for teachers who identify with a disability to connect and learn.

Currently, TAID meets monthly via Zoom; meeting topics include addressing ableism in the workplace, overcoming internalized ableism, self-regulation tactics, self-care, how to advocate for yourself in the classroom, and more.

For more information on upcoming meetings, reach out to admin@pinkumbrellatheater.org

Our Story

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

Accessibility Information: 
We provide captioning, audio descriptions throughout the meeting, and visual agendas. ASL interpretation can be provided upon request (please email katie@pinkumbrellatheater.org).  Please contact us with any other access needs or concerns. 

Meet The Founders