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CGI 2023

Keystone Human Services Highlighted at Clinton Global Initiative for Commitment to Action Supporting Ukrainian Refugees

(Harrisburg, PA) September 22, 2023 – Keystone Human Services President (KHS) and CEO Charles Sweeder joined over 20 other Commitment to Action Makers on the main stage at the Clinton Global Initiative’s closing plenary, as Hillary Clinton highlighted the need for continued action to support people affected by the war in Ukraine.
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Susan Dubbs, DSP

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Susan Dubbs has worked as a Direct Support Professional for over 37 years. When she began in 1986, people with disability were moving out of institutions and establishing lives in the community, and she has seen how people thrive in environments where they had opportunities to explore their interests and direct their own lives. That’s...
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Listen Include Respect from the United Nations to Day-to-Day Life

Listen Include Respect from the United Nations to Day-to-Day Life

How is individual choice and decision-making supported well, and how do we shift mindsets around the perceived capacity of people with intellectual and developmental disability? That’s one of the questions posed by Chuck Sweeder, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services
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The June Summit: Believe in Inclusion

The June Summit: Believe in Inclusion

“You have to believe in inclusion,” said Tia Nelis, a Listen Include Respect consultant with Inclusion International.
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Finding a Voice Through Peer Support Ashley and Roz

Finding a Voice Through Peer Support

“I’ve found my voice,” said Rozalyn (Roz) Leslie. “With the help of Peer Support, I’ve learned to establish boundaries and stand up for myself.”
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The Measure of a New Job

The Measure of a New Job

When a position opened up at Zimmerman’s Nuts and Candies in Harrisburg, PA, Hillary McFadden jumped at the opportunity. Zimmerman’s was looking for someone to weigh and package their candy and other products, and the mathematical precision required appealed to her.
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Reflections on Keystone Human Services’ Recent ANCOR Global Council Study Visit to India

Reflections on Keystone Human Services’ Recent ANCOR Global Council Study Visit to India

Keystone Human Services was pleased to host members from the ANCOR Global Council for a study visit to India in February. Two staff members from ANCOR and eight leaders from American human service organizations that are members of ANCOR spent ten days alongside leadership from Keystone Human Services and staff from Keystone Institute India, visiting...
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What Is a Direct Support Professional?

Direct Support Professionals or DSPs work directly with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing support to help them live full lives at home, work, school, and in the community.
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Legislative Roundtable on the Need for a Sustainable Human Service System

On April 20, 2023, Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR) held a Legislative Roundtable, hosted by Keystone Human Services, for an open discussion on the human services system with legislative leaders.
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Bree with a book

Blind Date with a Book: Building a Community

Bree Dougherty is building a community of readers and book lovers. When she started in the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP), she was in her early 20s. Like many people in their 20s, she was trying to make her way in the world. Through ACAP, she worked with staff who supported her with her goals...
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