Beat the Kick was developed by the Academic Collaborative Center for Living with an Intellectual Disability (Tranzo, Tilburg University, the Netherlands), under the supervision of Professor Petri Embregts, and in close collaboration with Dichterbij, an organisation that helps people with an intellectual disability in the Netherlands. This Academic Collaborative Center has developed multiple training programmes, including Spotlight on Support Staff (Dutch: Begeleiders in Beeld) and Professional Loving Care (Dutch: Menslievende Professionalisering).