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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A Better Future for People with Disability: The National Trust, the Hans Foundation, and Keystone Institute India Host India’s First Ever Social Role Valorization Summit
NEW DELHI, India, August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - This week, Keystone Institute India, in partnership with the National Trust[1] and The Hans Foundation, conducted an intensive three-day Social Role Valorization course for the first time ever in India. Forty-four participants, all established and emerging leaders in the disability...
Aug 26, 2016 11:20 AM ET
India’s New Mental Health Care Act and the Complexity of Mental Illness
The new Mental Health Care Act, passed on August 8, 2016 by the Indian parliament, has been winding its way slowly through the Indian legislature since 2013, and replaces the Mental Health Bill of 1987. On the one hand, advocates celebrate its passage, realizing that limiting the use of...
Aug 10, 2016 2:35 PM ET
Sharing Social Role Valorization with Indian Professionals
“When in doubt, go higher.” -- Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger This was not advice about avoiding floods or choosing a hiking path. It was advice about our thinking.  When we are working with an idea, or a thought, or a phenomenon, or a struggle, we must strive to push our thinking to a higher level – to address universals rather than individual particularities. This was a great gift...
Jul 18, 2016 3:45 PM ET
A Thin Line Between "Disabled" and "Abled"
One of the challenges that the disability rights movement has put before us all is to see disability in the context of how society has created a somewhat arbitrary “line” between ‘disabled’ and ‘abled’.  We have been urged to see disability as a natural part of the human condition, with all people falling along that continuum at different places throughout life.  For example, we enter the...
Jun 24, 2016 3:00 PM ET
Questions (and Answers) That Matter When Developing an Inclusive Society
“A great question refuses to be answered; so it keeps leading us into deeper connections with each other & into deeper thinking.” – Judith Snow Change agent, activist and friend Judith Snow once said this, and it immediately captured my imagination at the time. Over the years, it has become a...
Jun 14, 2016 10:00 AM ET