February 10, 2020
Toward Full Lives: A Half-Day Overview of Social Role Valorization
Venue: TBD
Time: 1:30 pm–5:00 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 Geeta Mondol, with support from other emerging SRV leaders.
February 11–12, 2020
Creating Home: Foundations for High Quality Residential Support for Vulnerable People
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka
Venue: TBD
Registration: 9:00 am–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
Contact: Registration is limited and mostly invitational through our partners.
For information, contact Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

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.

February 18, 2020
The Power of Valued Roles: A One-Day Practical Orientation to Social Role Valorization (Hindi)
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Venue: TBD
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
Registration: Contact bsengar @ 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, 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.
Feb 19, 2020
Toward Full Lives: A Half-Day Overview of Social Role Valorization
Venue: TBD
Time: 1:30 pm–5:00 pm
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Collaborating Partners: Pyssum, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation
Registration: Contact bsengar @ 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.

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 "Betsy" Neuville.
February 28–29, 2020
Gathering the Wisdom: Building Inclusive Schools in Goa
Location: Goa, India
Venue: TBD
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.
For information, contact Ms. Bindu Sengar bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

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.

April 13–14, 2020
Tools for Inclusive Practice: Person Centered Planning
Venue: TBD
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
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.
April 25, 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: New Delhi
Collaborating Partners: Ashish Foundation for Differently Abled, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation
Registration: Contact bsengar @ 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, 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.