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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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CRPD Implementation in the EU – Support for Deinstitutionalization of People with Disability in the Republic of Moldova

People with disabilities have the right to live in the community receiving adequate support according to their needs, according to Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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Donate Items from Susquehanna Service Dogs’ Wish List

Donate items that Susquehanna Service Dogs uses regularly. When brand names are noted, please do not make substitutions. These selections are specifically chosen for the health and safety of our dogs or to meet our specific need.
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Achieving Employment Goals

David understands the importance of setting and achieving goals. He has focused the past year on self-improvement and continues to create new goals for himself. David began with physical and mental wellness goals that included working out, meditating, and taking time to read almost every day. His workout regimen includes strength training exercises and running....
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In Pursuit of a Career in Music

Cody loves music and making people happy. With support from Keystone Human Services’ Autism Services, Cody has been taking the steps needed to pursue a career that complements his musical talent. He finished an internship with popular local musician Steven Courtney and can play harmonica, guitar, and a computerized drum machine to accompany the lyrics...
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Living Independently

Bobby Trimble presents himself as polite, social and friendly. However, he explains that he hasn’t always been that way. Before joining the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) ten years ago, Bobby was quiet and uncomfortable in most social situations. He became more comfortable with social engagements and public settings by practicing different social skills with...
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Nancy and Robert Fierer Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Susquehanna Service Dogs relies on volunteers to help raise, train, and place service dogs to assist people to become more independent. We would not be able to carry out our mission without our volunteers. They raise and sit our puppies in training, help train the dogs in advanced training, give demonstrations, make harnesses, maintain our...
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More Than Half of People with Disabilities Say Their Families Are Economically and Socially Affected By the COVID-19 Pandemic

Almost 50% of people with disabilities say they have not had access to information about the pandemic, and 51% say they have felt much more nervous during this period. In a study conducted by Keystone Moldova Association and the Alliance of Organizations for People with Disabilities in the Republic of Moldova (AOPD), the most common...
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