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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Daniel Castellanos Becomes First Graduate of the Career & Life Studies Program at Millersville University
Who could ever have imagined this moment, given the 50 year struggle to assist people with intellectual disability to take their place at the community table in the United States? It is May 7th, 2016, at the Millersville University’s graduation ceremony. It is time for the “Student Address”, delivered each year by a graduating student who exemplifies the university experience. Daniel...
May 17, 2016 4:20 PM ET
Valued Roles: A Gift that Keeps on Giving
We can work towards the “good Indian life” for people who are vulnerable by focusing on helping people have social roles which are valued. Social roles which are typical and valued open up all kinds of doors for people – and seem to be the typical ways that most of us gain acceptance, belonging, personal growth, friendship, opportunities, and a good reputation. Roles also help us define who we...
Apr 28, 2016 2:30 PM ET
The Doctor Is In: From Menacizing to Medicalizing
Blog post by Betsy Neuville, Director of Keystone Institute India I was recently captured and unsettled by a widely circulated global conference notice describing mental disorders as an “enormous disease burden” on human society.This statement should give us a bit of pause, and cause us to reflect on what we know, what we assume, and what the impacts of such a mindset may be....
Apr 19, 2016 12:15 PM ET
Understand the Past to Create a Positive Future for People with Disabilities
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”― Søren Kierkegaard What does the past mean for those of us trying to craft a positive future for people with disability? Understanding backwards, as Kierkegaard reminds us, creates the wisdom to move forward with a strong awareness of what we are moving away from, what we are moving towards, and what we are...
Apr 4, 2016 9:35 AM ET