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Charles Hooker Receives Pennsylvania Advocate of the Year Award

In October, Charles Hooker received the Pennsylvania Advocate of the Year Award from PAR for his work promoting the dignity and rights of people with autism and intellectual disability.
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Kristin Testerman Receives Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

Congratulations to Kristin Testerman on receiving the Central Region Direct Support Professional of the Year Award from PAR! For over eight years, Kristin has served as a Direct Support Professional, building strong relationships with the people she supports.
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Speeding Toward Her Goals

Hillary McFadden is an entrepreneur who started her own business creating braille menus for local restaurants. She's also a competitive speed skater, and now you can find her on the cover of Business Woman. Read the article to discover how Hillary began approaching restaurant owners and got the toes of her skates in the door...
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Shawnee Hooper Joins Capital Area Head Start as New Executive Director

Keystone Human Services welcomes Shawnee Hooper as Capital Area Head Start's new Executive Director. Hooper is a strong advocate for children and will bring valuable experience, enthusiasm, and advocacy to her new role.
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The Keystone Human Services June Summit Brought a Global Conversation to Harrisburg, PA

Panelists from around the world shared their personal stories about inclusion through the lens of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) during the Keystone Human Services June Summit on June 17-19. Continuing conversations started at the UN's Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, people with disability led the way throughout...
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Entrepreneur Creates Braille Menus

Hillary McFadden enjoys visiting different restaurants, especially those with food from other cultures. However, since she has a visual impairment, it can be very frustrating to have to rely on someone to read the menu when a restaurant doesn’t offer one in Braille.
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KHS Vice President Bob Baker Inducted into Legacy Leaders Circle

Robert (Bob) Baker was recently inducted into the ANCOR Foundation's Legacy Leaders Circle for his work toward inclusion and services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Susquehanna Service Dogs Celebrates 35 Graduating Dogs

Thirty-five dogs and their handlers will walk the stage in Susquehanna Service Dogs' 2019 Graduation Ceremony, held on April 27, 2019 at 1 pm at Dauphin County Technical School in Harrisburg, PA. Doors open at 12:30 pm.
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Direct Support Professional Gayle Ferona Receives 2019 Pennsylvania DSP of the Year Award

Congratulations to Gayle Ferona, who has been named ANCOR's 2019 Pennsylvania DSP of the Year! She's a strong advocate who understands the value of real relationships and supports true inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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A Great Day for Reading

April 4 was a great day for reading in Capital Area Head Start classrooms! Pre-kindergarten students in several CAHS classrooms enjoyed guest readers from PNC, including Jim Hoehn, the Central PA Regional President.
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