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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Plus One: A New Team Member for Keystone Institute India
We are pleased to announce that Bindu Sengar has joined the team at Keystone Institute India (KII). Bindu comes to her new role as KII Administrative Coordinator with great enthusiasm and capacity for this work. In this position she will provide key administrative support to our education and consultation activities. She began her full-time position with us on February 26. Bindu has a...
Mar 10, 2016 10:20 AM ET
Leaky Roofs Matter: A Powerful Metaphor for Human Services Organizations to Remember
Blog post by Elizabeth Neuville, director of Keystone Institute India Twelve people from three different organizations – The Hans Foundation, Keystone Human Services International, and the Rural India Supporting Trust – joined together this month for several days to see how we could envision and describe an India where everyone belongs. When we say everyone, we mean everyone,...
Feb 29, 2016 2:50 PM ET
How to Truly Meet the Needs of People with Disabilities and Families
By Betsy Neuville, Director of the Keystone Institute India One of the major themes within my own teaching and workshop content via Social Role Valorization theory and the field of human learning that is so relevant to each of us is the importance of imitation and modeling as “hands down” the most powerful force there is for both teaching and learning. Like it or not, we...
Feb 19, 2016 9:40 AM ET
Partnerships Amplify Efforts Toward Inclusion in India
Partnership is an amplifier.  It multiplies possibilities, stirs creativity, pools talents, and makes us able to accomplish more than any of us ever could on our own. It can also humble us, makes us flex and bend, and can prevent us from narrowing our vision. When it comes to serving vulnerable people, partnership has a deeper level of meaning and impact. Partnership is only as valuable as the...
Feb 9, 2016 10:45 AM ET
Lessons from the First Weeks in India
Betsy Neuville and Genevieve Fitzgibbon arrived in New Delhi last week to launch major programmatic initiatives in the inclusion of people with disabilities, particularly developmental disabilities and mental disorders, across India.  The first few days of work shed a small light on the experience of being different, and the need to find allies and supporters to walk the journey together...
Feb 8, 2016 4:30 PM ET