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New Year, New Career, Higher Pay Rates

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) will now receive $16/hour in our services in Pennsylvania, and Community Support Professionals (CSP) now start at $16.50/hour at Keystone Autism Services. The pay rate increase reflects the critical role DSPs and CSPs play in supporting people with disability to live full lives. They live our mission every day, making inclusion...
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Self-Advocates Tell the UN: “We Want Institutions Closed”

Today marks the launch of a global report by self-advocates: “Closing Institutions and Living in the Community.” Keystone Human Services is proud to have participated in the development of this report, headed by Inclusion International.
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2021 Annual Meeting

“All of us have been resilient. We have used this time to be transformative with the ultimate goal—to great inclusive communities, build a better world, and change lives,” said Charles Hooker, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services, during the 49th Annual Meeting of the Membership of the Corporation on November 4, 2021.
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Keystone Moldova’s Self-Advocacy for Better Inclusion Program Receives Policy Impact EASPD Innovation Award

Keystone Moldova has been honored with a Policy Impact EASPD Innovation Award. As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities recognized 25 innovative practices in support services. The selected practices showcase the successful implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)...
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KHS Celebrates DSP Recognition Week September 12-18, 2021

Around the world, we set this week aside to recognize and honor the work of Direct Support Professionals. Here at Keystone Human Services, I’m proud to start the week by reaffirming our commitment to the powerful role DSPs play in making our vision of inclusion and independence real in the lives of individuals and entire...
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Children’s Rights and Alternative Care

Keystone Humans Services is pleased to support the Call to Action: Protect the right to family life and prevent institutionalization for all children . This Call to Action contributes to global efforts to promote consistent interpretation and enforcement of international human rights law regarding children with disabilities. We know that children with disabilities are over-represented...
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$500 Sign-On Bonus for Select Jobs

Come for the opportunity. Stay for the career. Apply for a job with Keystone Human Services and receive a $500 sign-on bonus once you’re hired! The sign-on bonus is available for select full time direct care positions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut through January 31, 2022. You must complete an application and successfully...
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Building Back Better: Reflections on the United Nations Conference of States Parties on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities were marginalized long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the events of the last year and a half have highlighted the realities and consequences of systems that exclude people by design.
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4 Principles to Ensure People with Disability Maintain Independence and Control

On June 8, 2021, representatives from Keystone Human Services – Meritt Buyer, Strategic Partnerships Officer; Genevieve Fitzgibbon, Deputy Director for Keystone Human Services International; Dan Mathieu, Service Director at Key Human Services in Connecticut; and Laura Tieman, Vice President of Business Development – attended the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ regional consultation...
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Strengthening Families COSP 13 Side Event

Strengthening Families COSP 13 Side Event Join us on December 4 at 11:30 am EST for the United Nations 13th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities virtual side event on parent and family leadership in preventing institutionalization of children with disabilities. Panelists and participants will share examples...
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