Inclusive education is a key part of transforming systems to include everyone. Keystone Human Services provides consultation to governments, schools, educators, and other professionals to develop the framework and implement inclusive education so students with disability are included in typical classrooms with nondisabled students. Our work focuses on all aspects of building an inclusive education system, including increasing the capacity of local public authorities, schools and educators to develop and adapt rich curricula and an accessible environment, increasing students’ access to support services within the education system, and providing education to parents of students with and without disability about the benefits of inclusive education.
We offer support and technical assistance to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, international development organizations, and other stakeholders looking to end institutionalization, develop sustainable community-based services, and contribute to a more inclusive society that recognizes the rights of people with disability. In addition to developing the legal framework for new services, we provide support to evaluate the needs of children, adults, and families and connect people to existing resources and natural supports.
We have provided consultation and technical assistance in Azerbaijan, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and the United States supporting local and national governments to reform their systems of care for people with disability, and local NGOs to implement inclusive, community-based services.
Keystone Human Services International, Keystone Autism Services, and Keystone Moldova collaborated to provide consultation to a Tajikistan parent advocacy group on supporting young adults with autism and other developmental disability to live and work in the community. Through a series of webinars with the parent advocacy network, we explored vocational training, job opportunities, and supported employment, as well as deinstitutionalization, supported and independent living approaches, and alternatives to institutionalization.