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Kade Friedman, MSEd

Director of Education, PINE, the Program for Inclusion and Neurodiversity Education


  • Architect of Teach for Italy’s Summer Institute

  • Adjunct professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School in the Teaching and Learning Department

  • NYS Early Childhood General and Special Education certifications

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid certification

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.



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