News Stories for 2021

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KHS Advocacy Coordinator, Bill Krebs, honored by the City Council of the City of Philadelphia

Bill Krebs, KHS Advocacy Coordinator, was honored by the Philadelphia City Council on March 25, 2021, as a “role model for all Philadelphians” to keep fighting, advocating, and affirming the civil rights of people with disability. Bill is a leading voice in Pennsylvania and around the world, especially for people with intellectual disabilities. He was...
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Keystone Human Services Announces Completion of the Most Successful Capital Campaign in KHS History for Susquehanna Services Dogs

Keystone Human Services (KHS) announced today the successful completion of the capital campaign for the new Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) training, education, and kennel complex in Grantville, Pennsylvania.
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Keystone Moldova Signs Collaboration Agreement for Inclusive Career Guidance

On March 11, 2021, the State Pedagogical University "Ion Creanga" (UPSC) and Keystone Moldova signed an important collaboration agreement as part of the implementation of a "Cross-border Partnership for Inclusive Career Guidance" project for young people with disability in Romania and Moldova.
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Keystone Human Services Signs MoU with Lucknow University, India

On March 3, 2021, in Delhi, India, Keystone Human Services International (KHSI) and the University of Lucknow (LU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create an elective course on Disability Studies.
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Ganse Apothecary Partners with Susquehanna Service Dogs to Name an Assistance Dog

Ganse Apothecary and Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD), a program of Keystone Human Services, are pleased to announce a partnership to name an assistance dog. SSD Daisee is a yellow Labrador retriever puppy named by Ganse Apothecary’s employees. “The time is now. We must all feel compelled to strengthen funding and ultimately protect a tremendously vulnerable...
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Testimony on Funding for PA Mental Health Services

Kara McClain, Executive Director with KHS’s Mental Health Services in Pennsylvania, testified in front of the Pennsylvania House Human Services Committee on March 2, 2021 about funding for mental health services. “The time is now. We must all feel compelled to strengthen funding and ultimately protect a tremendously vulnerable population.”
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Keystone Human Services announces the international Zero Project recognition of the Adult Community Autism Program as an innovative model for integrated meaningful employment for adults with autism

Keystone Human Services (KHS) announced today that the innovative Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP), launched in 2010 and implemented by KHS subsidiary, Keystone Autism Services (KAS), has been recognized by the prestigious Vienna, Austria-based Zero Project as a model deserving global attention and replication. Among the 443 nominations from 89 countries, ACAP was one of...
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Advocate from Moldova Speaks on COVID-19 and Deinstitutionalization at Regional UN Consultation

On February 25, 2021 the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held a consultation with persons with disabilities through their representative organizations on the theme: “From isolation, invisibility and segregation into inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community. Identifying and overcoming barriers to the successful process of deinstitutionalization.” This regional consultation for Eastern Europe and...
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