Keystone Institute India: A National Institute on Disability, Community, and Innovation

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Keystone Institute India: A National Institute on Disability, Community, and Innovation

The Keystone Institute India (KII) is a national educational institute working toward the inclusion of all people in everyday life, and has been created through a collaborative partnership between Keystone Human Services International and The Hans Foundation. Through training and consultation, KII works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by bringing communities together and developing responsive community-based supports. The development of the Keystone Institute India is a step toward creating a society where people with disabilities are included, valued, and have access to full, rich, meaningful lives.

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Parents, Governmental Leaders Meet at National Parents Meet to Celebrate Progress in the Disability Movement in India
The 24th National Parents Meet in Jalandhar, Punjab was a potent mix of passion, gritty determination, and celebration. From across India, several hundred family...
Nov 17, 2016 11:50 AM ET
Keystone Human Services Hosts Partners The Hans Foundation to Advance the Rights of People with Disabilities in India
HARRISBURG, Pa., November 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Keystone Human Services (KHS) is hosting a planning retreat to forward our collaboration to advance the rights of people with disability in India. From November 7-11, Charles Hooker III, President & CEO of KHS, and Betsy Neuville, Director of Keystone Institute India, will be engaged with leaders from The Hans Foundation (THF), including:...
Nov 9, 2016 10:35 AM ET
Making Change Happen on an Individual Level
It is tempting to think of big sweeping changes as we consider our work of helping a society learn to make space for everyone.  Big plans for our initiative were explored and crafted out of our hearts and minds 9 months ago in New Delhi as we imagined ideas towards inclusiveness would spread across India, policy would shape itself around such ideas, and we would be a part of the change...
Nov 8, 2016 4:10 PM ET
Why Service Models Must Be Culturally Sensitive
Blog post by Betsy Neuville, director of Keystone Institute India Institutions have been on my mind.  Their definitions, their characteristics, their meaning, their impacts.  Hard and wrenching images and scenes from the hellish large institutions I have seen too many of here in India vie...
Sep 16, 2016 12:05 PM ET
Valued Social Roles: A Declaration of Identity
“I am not a mental patient.  I am a secretary.”--Unnamed long-stay patient at government mental hospital She has lived for decades in the institution, yet her yearning for valued roles, respect, and a dignity shine though.  She sits on the back of a room, a tiny woman in a room full of professionals speaking articulately about the needs of people...
Sep 6, 2016 10:30 AM ET