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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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
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