Kade Friedman (they/them) is a white, queer, nonbinary, neurodivergent 40-something human. They teach educational organizations how to create and sustain a culture of inclusivity.
Growing up, Kade was bullied for their neurodivergence and for being gender-nonconforming. The adults in their life were not equipped to support them or their peers in dealing with these social and societal issues. Their mission is to equip teachers and families with tools to create inclusive communities where differences are celebrated and uplifted. Their work is rooted in disability justice, abolitionist pedagogy, trans-inclusive pedagogy, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and Universal Design for Learning.
Kade is the director of education at PINE, the Program for Inclusion and Neurodiversity Education. They are also an educational consultant and an adjunct professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School.
Strengths-based language (New York City Department of Education)
Visual supports (New York City Department of Education)
School year transitions (New York City Department of Education)
3 tips for talking to kids with ADHD who are discovering their queer identity (Understood)