All Ages. All Abilities. All Walks of Life.

Through the Kidpower Safety Powers Project, we want to make it easy and increase accessibility for people with communication disabilities, of any age, to learn and practice Kidpower safety strategies and skills to prevent and solve problems with people.

The Kidpower Safety Powers Project is a series of very short captioned videos and written Practice Guides on specific emotional and physical safety specific issues. These can be used by people with different communication modalities themselves or their caregivers and educators to support their learn and integration of these important ‘People Safety’ skills.


Each video includes:

    • Kidpower Founder, Irene van der Zande, teaching Safety Powers using our Safety Signals and other techniques to prevent and/or solve a safety problem
    • Role-play videos by two Kidpower Instructors showing how to use the skills for common problems
    • Practice Guides showing how to coach the successful practice of these skills for people of different ages, communication challenges, and life situations.

Download the tips and resources handouts below:

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Adaptations Tips for All Abilities


Recommended Resources

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Click on one of the topics below to view the related lesson and practice guides. More will be added as we progress.

Lesson 2: Communicating About Boundaries

Lesson 3: Protecting Your Feelings; Boundary Safety Rules

Lesson 4: Stopping Unwanted Touch

Lesson 5: Consent Checklist

Lesson 6: Safety in Public

Lesson 7: Being Persistent in Getting Help

Lesson 8: Stopping Bullying

Contact us!

The Safety Powers Project is possible thanks to the generosity of our funding partner:

Ability Central, formerly known as the Disability Communications Fund (DCF), has been making grants and collaborating with community leaders to improve communication and information access for people with disabilities since 2010.

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