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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Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

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 members of people with developmental disabilities came together, along with their sons and daughters, to meet, plan, share, learn, and celebrate the hard-won gains they have made.

Events, Media & Communications

Keystone Human Services Hosts Partners The Hans Foundation to Advance the Rights of People with Disabilities in India
Keystone Human Services (KHS) is hosting a planning retreat to forward our collaboration to advance the rights of people with disability in India.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

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.

Health & Healthcare

Why Service Models Must Be Culturally Sensitive
Institutions have been on my mind. Their definitions, their characteristics, their meaning, their impacts.

Health & Healthcare

Valued Social Roles: A Declaration of Identity
A person's identity is closely tied to the social role they hold. Having valued social roles can have a great impact on a person's life. Too often, people with disabilities find themselves thrust into deeply devalued roles that continue to marginalize them.

Events, Media & Communications

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
Keystone Institute India recently conducted the first ever three-day Social Role Valorization summit in India, in partnership with The Hans Foundation and the National Trust.

Health & Healthcare

India’s New Mental Health Care Act and the Complexity of Mental Illness
On August 8, 2016, India passed the Mental Health Care Act. What does this mean for people experiencing mental illness and the services and supports they need and use?

Health & Healthcare

Sharing Social Role Valorization with Indian Professionals
Keystone Institute India and partners are preparing for a workshop on Social Role Valorization in India. Over three days, 40 leaders from across India will gather to discuss the ideas that lay the foundation for integration and inclusion.

Health & Healthcare

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’.

Health & Healthcare

Questions (and Answers) That Matter When Developing an Inclusive Society
Keystone Institute India explores four questions to build a foundation for a more inclusive society in India.

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