February 10, 2020
The Power of Roles: A One Day Overview of Social Role Valorization
Venue: Sarovar Portico Outer Ring Road
No. 39/5, Doddanekkundi, Bengaluru
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Collaborating Partners: Pragati Center, Bubbles Center for Autism, Diya Foundation, Seva-in-Action, Amogh Trust, Baldwin Opportunity School, Shristi Special School, Nithya Saadhana Vocational Training Center, and Asha Kiran Special Needs School, RIST, The Hans Foundation

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute towards people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational and physical inclusion to a new level.

This very brief overview is intended to provide a basic overview of the major principles behind SRV theory, enough to give insight into some of the ways we might engage alongside people with disability to assist them to have fuller, richer, more included lives.

This brief overview is a pre-requisite course which is required prior to attending the workshop entitled "Tools for Inclusive Practice." Both of these workshops are built on the concept of SRV. An expert teaching team, supplemented by emerging leaders in SRV will engage and involve participants, as well as follow up with future ways to deepen knowledge, study the ideas, and put them to good use in the lives of people.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth Neuville and Geeta Mondol, with support from other emerging SRV leaders.

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February 11–12, 2020
Creating Home: Foundations for High Quality Residential Support for Vulnerable People
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka
Venue: Sarovar Portico Outer Ring Road
No. 39/5, Doddanekkundi
Registration: 9:30 am
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm each day
Collaborating Partners: Pragati Center, Bubbles Center for Autism, Diya Foundation, Seva-in-Action, Amogh Trust, Baldwin Opportunity School, Shristi Special School, Nithya Saadhana Vocational Training Center, and Asha Kiran Special Needs School, RIST, The Hans Foundation

Creating true home for vulnerable people, especially people with intellectual and psychosocial disability, is a challenge facing families, government, organizations, and advocates. The lessons learned from western service models of group homes and institutional care yield both lessons and cautions in what we are creating here in India.

This two-day workshop examines some of the major themes in crafting home for vulnerable people. Building on some of the concepts taught and learned in Social Role Valorization (SRV), we'll cover using the culturally valued analogue as a starting point for service design, methods to individualize support, the art of creating home, and practical analysis of the impact of the physical environment, location, size, and groupings of residential services. We'll touch on the art of home-building, and issues of autonomy, rights management, and control.

This workshop, with a mix of presentation and practical design work, is intended for professionals, family members, leaders, and emerging leaders who are currently operating residential services for people with disabilities, and wish to examine ways to improve them. It is also intended for those wishing to establish such services.

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February 18, 2020
The Power of Valued Roles: A One-Day Practical Orientation to Social Role Valorization (Hindi)
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Venue: Firtune Park BBD Lucknow
Registration: 9:00 am–9:30 am
Program Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: Pyssum, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute toward people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational, and physical inclusion to a new level.

Join us for this one day brief introduction to several main components that will spark your interest and give you a starting place for designing more inclusive services, using more inclusive practices, and helping vulnerable people and their families to experience fuller, richer lives. The concepts of social devaluation will be brought to life in a compelling way through presentation and small group work, followed by an exploration of the potential and possibilities of valued social roles as a natural pathway to the good things of Indian life. An expert teaching team, supplemented by emerging Indian leaders in SRV, will engage and involve participants, as well as follow up with future ways to deepen knowledge, study the ideas, and put them to good use in the lives of people.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Geeta Mondol, with support from other emerging SRV leaders.

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Feb 19, 2020
Toward Full Lives: A Half-Day Overview of Social Role Valorization
Venue: University of Lucknow
Time: 1:30 pm–5:00 pm
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Collaborating Partners: Pyssum, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute toward people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful, and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational, and physical inclusion to a new level. This special presentation is for multi-disciplinary faculty from various departments at University.

This very brief overview is intended to provide a basic overview of the major principles behind SRV theory, enough to give insight into some of the ways we might engage alongside people with disability to assist them to have fuller, richer, more included lives.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville.
February 28–29, 2020
Gathering the Wisdom: Building Inclusive Schools in Goa
Location: Goa, India
Venue: atNanutel Margao, Padre Miranda Road, Margao, Goa
Registration: 9:00 am–9:30 am
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day
Collaborating Partners: Sangath, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation
Contact: Registration is invitational through our partners.

Four schools in Goa have made a commitment to moving towards more inclusive practices, toward a vision where all students, including those with disabilities, will be fully included and fully welcomed within their school communities. At the outset, each of these schools put their vision to paper, creating a PATH to guide their journey toward inclusion. Four months later, the schools will gather all together to share and celebrate accomplishments, name and tackle roadblocks, and pool their experience. This work will provide valuable fortitude, direction, and joy in the work to follow.

Although this is a closed event, these types of events can be organized and facilitated for other partners who share the mission and values of Keystone Institute India. Thomas and Betsy Neuville will facilitate this day of reflection and sharing.

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April 13–14, 2020
Tools for Inclusive Practice: Person Centered Planning
Registration: 9:00–9:30 am
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day
Collaborating Partners: Pragati Center, Bubbles Center for Autism, Diya Foundation, Seva-in-Action, Amogh Trust, Baldwin Opportunity School, Shristi Special School, Nithya Saadhana Vocational Training Center, and Asha Kiran Special Needs School, RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Sarovar Portico Outer Ring Road
No. 39/5, Doddanekkundi, Bengaluru
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Join us for two days of learning, discovery, and design, as we explore visual and inclusive processes of envisioning the future, and design ways to move forward and create change. This course is intended to develop facilitator-level skills in using PATH and Personal Futures Planning, and several other methods. PATH is a planning process developed by Jack Pearpoint and John O'Brien to assist people, groups, or organizations to move toward a positive future. Personal Futures Planning uses a foundation of capacity-based planning to design positive and possible futures. PATH and PFP are used by people with disabilities and their allies who wish to explore a different life course, and by associations of people looking to establish a vision along with a strategy to move toward it. In a lively and participatory way, we'll work together to both experience and participate in several planning processes, using different inclusive methods.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth Neuville, Director of Keystone Institute India, with supporting faculty.

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April 2020
Signs of the Times: An SRV Study Group over Zoom
(Offered using video-conferencing technology)
First Session: April 14, 2020
OR
Second Session: April 17, 2020
OR
Third Session: April 21, 2020
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Online. Link will be shared to all registered participants.
Location: Offered nationally – India

SRV principles might help us unravel some of the many extraordinary changes we have seen around us in the past several hard weeks. All around us, people are living under new conditions that are shaking our assumptions, causing us to connect with others in different ways, and feel very real fears. In this SRV study group, we’ll spend time together sharing what we have “noticed” about people, society, and ourselves during the COVID 19 pandemic through the lens of SRV. This informal study group, intended for those who have attended the intensive SRV introductory course of 3 or 4 days, provides a way for us to stay connected, learn from each other, and support each other.

In order to participate, you will need a reasonably good internet connection. We will limit the number of participants to 15 for each session, and there are three sessions so you can pick the date that works best for you. The course will be taught in English.

Betsy will facilitate by providing some structure for our discussion, and we will look at this with a sense of adventure using the technology of Zoom.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 6, 2020
Foundations for Inclusive Practice: A Brief Overview of Social Role Valorization (offered using video-conferencing technology)
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 3 pm–6:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Online. Link will be shared to all registered participants
Location: Offered nationally – India

This live video-conference will cover the basics of Social Role Valorization (SRV), which is growing as a foundational idea set for leading edge practice across India. Geared toward family members, professionals, and community members who stand by, with, and for people with disabilities, this overview will cover the hard facts of social devaluation and the price that is paid by individual people and society, and offer strategies to assist people to move toward full, rich, and meaningful lives. Designed for people who have not had formal introduction to Social Role Valorization, you can expect to hear several excellent presentations, followed by some time for dialogue and discussion about how these ideas might be used for positive change.

This pilot course is invitational, and attendance is limited to 20 to maintain personal connections, and build relationships and understanding together. The course will be taught in English.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville and Geeta Mondol.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 8, 2020
Foundations for Inclusive Practice: A Brief Overview of Social Role Valorization (offered using video-conferencing technology)
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 3 pm–6:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Online. Link will be shared to all registered participants
Location: Offered nationally – India

This live video-conference will cover the basics of Social Role Valorization (SRV), which is growing as a foundational idea set for leading edge practice across India. Geared toward family members, professionals, and community members who stand by, with, and for people with disabilities, this overview will cover the hard facts of social devaluation and the price that is paid by individual people and society, and offer strategies to assist people to move toward full, rich, and meaningful lives. Designed for people who have not had formal introduction to Social Role Valorization, you can expect to hear several excellent presentations, followed by some time for dialogue and discussion about how these ideas might be used for positive change.

This pilot course is invitational, and attendance is limited to 20 to maintain personal connections, and build relationships and understanding together. The course will be taught in English.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville and Geeta Mondol.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 15, 2020
Establishment of All- India SRV Network- FIRST FORUM
(offered using video-conferencing technology)
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82560866471
Location: Offered nationally – India

KII has been facilitating a number of SRV Study groups for SRV grads on-line, as well as a trial of actual short workshops. One of the promising ideas that came out of the study groups from was to harness the energy of the SRV leaders from across India to build an even stronger network. About 150 people across India have taken the intensive course. All SRV grads from India and Bangladesh are invited to meet together to discuss what this might look like, and opportunities that could come from it. Also you can expect to hear about the “state of the state” in SRV in India (and neighboring Bangladesh), as well as contribute to the design of this national network by sharing your interest areas and passions about putting SRV to work for change on all levels.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville, Mitu De, Neelam Sodhi, and Geeta Mondol and will support the team to organize the network, describe what they are thinking of, and invite you to engage in this endeavor.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 29, 2020
TIS People that Matter: An SRV- Focused Discussion on Friendship and Belonging (offered using video-conferencing technology)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Register at: https://eneuville.wufoo.com/forms/tis-people-an-srv-study-group/
Location: Offered nationally – India

Humans are innately social beings. Social relationships and friendships give us a sense of connectedness and a sense of belonging – one of the good things in life that all humans thrive on. Such relationships develop organically for most of us from the time we are born and as we grow through the different life stages. But this, arguably, is not true for most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We share with you Raymond Lemay’s “Social Role Valorization insights into the social integration conundrum” and Jane Sherwin’s “The desire for friendship comes quickly, friendship does not: An exploration of valued roles & relationships” to read and reflect upon for our next study group that seeks to explore social integration within the SRV framework. Let us share our reflections and how SRV ideas intersect with our thoughts and experiences on fulfilling this universal human need in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Faculty: TThis workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville and Leela Raj (with special guest, author Raymond Lemay)

Please contact Shalini Ekka at sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org for inquiries.

August 8, 2020
The Power of Valued Roles: A One-Day Practical Orientation to Social Role Valorization (Hindi)
Venue: TBD
Registration: 9:00–9:30 am
Program Time: 9:30 am–5:50 pm each day
Location: Radisson Blu, Dwarka, New Delhi
Collaborating Partners: Ashish Foundation for Differently Abled, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation
Registration: Contact Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute toward people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful, and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational, and physical inclusion to a new level.

Join us for this one day brief introduction to several main components that will spark your interest and give you a starting place for designing more inclusive services, using more inclusive practices, and helping vulnerable people and their families to experience fuller, richer lives. The concepts of social devaluation will be brought to life in a compelling way through presentation and small group work, followed by an exploration of the potential and possibilities of valued social roles as a natural pathway to the good things of Indian life. An expert teaching team, led by KII's Geeta Mondol and supplemented by emerging Indian leaders in SRV, will engage and involve participants, as well as follow up with future ways to deepen knowledge, study the ideas, and put them to good use in the lives of people.

August 14, 2020
SRV Prerequisite Catch-Up Course
Time: 1 pm–3 pm
Venue: TBD
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org

This workshops provides a brief “catch-up” session to cover the basics of Social Role Valorization. It is intended to prepare participants who are unfamiliar with SRV through other training events for the Tools for Inclusive Practice workshop to be held 15/16 August, 2020.

August 15-16, 2020
Tools for Inclusive Practice: Person Centered Planning
Program Time: 9:30 am–5:50 pm each day
Collaborating Partners: Forum for Autism, Adult Support Kendra, Rural India Supporting Trust
Venue: TBD
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org

Join us for two days of learning, discovery, and design as we explore visual and inclusive processes of envisioning the future, and design ways to move forward and create change. This course is intended to develop facilitator-level skills in using PATH and Personal Futures Planning, and several other methods. PATH is a planning process developed by Jack Pearpoint and John O'Brien to assist people, groups, or organizations to move toward a positive future. Personal Futures Planning uses a foundation of capacity-based planning to design positive and possible futures. PATH and PFP are used by people with disabilities and their allies who wish to explore a different life course, and by associations of people looking to establish a vision along with a strategy to move toward it. In a lively and participatory way, we'll work together to both experience and participate in several planning processes, using different inclusive methods.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth Neuville, Director of Keystone Institute India, with supporting faculty.
September 2020 - April 2021
Supported Employment Works: A Certificate Course in Applied Customized Employment
Collaborating Partners: Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation
Session 1: September 1-4, 2020
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day
Venue: TBD
Location: Delhi
Session 2: November 23-25, 2020 in Delhi
OR November 26-28, 2020 in Kolkata
OR November 30-Dec 2, 2020 in Bengaluru
Time: 9:30 am–5:50 pm each day
Venue: TBD

Customized Employment is a universal employment strategy that can expand employment opportunities for people with significant impact of disability. Join us to learn this widely applied strategy to explore the gifts and talents of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that can contribute to enhancing the efficiency and productivity of employers.

This intensive 8-month multi-modal course combines face-to-face classroom learning with a supervised and mentored practicum to build essential skills to be an employment specialist.

Faculty: Milton Tyree, a leading international expert on supported and customized employment strategies and an associate with Marc Gold & Associates, will lead the training.
Contact: Participation is by invitation only. For information contact, Ms. Leela Raj at lraj@keystonehumanservices.org or Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org