(Harrisburg, PA, May 29, 2018) – Keystone Human Services is pleased to announce that Charles Hooker led a delegation of the ANCOR International Council to participate in Inclusion International’s 2018 World Congress in Birmingham, UK. Mr. Hooker was joined by six other delegates from ANCOR, a national, nonprofit trade association whose members, including Keystone Human Services, provide supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This year’s World Congress marked the 17th such event hosted by Inclusion International, a network of people with intellectual disabilities and their families advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide.

Mr. Hooker’s participation in the 2018 World Congress was inspired by Keystone Human Services long commitment to support self-advocacy, and to real community inclusion for all. He was joined in Birmingham by the following members of ANCOR’s International Council:

  • Kimber Bialik, Carman International Fellow, Mosaic International (Tanzania)
  • Amy Brooks, CEO, RCM of Washington (District of Columbia)
  • Bonnie-Jean Brooks, President & CEO, OHI Maine
  • Robert Budd, CEO, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (New York)
  • Ravi Dahiya, Chief Program Officer, YAI (New York)
  • G.N. Janes, Executive Director, Valley Community Services (Pennsylvania)

“This World Congress presented us with an unparalleled opportunity to discuss community inclusion and self-advocacy with colleagues around the world,” said Mr. Hooker.  “We look forward to sharing what we learned with our colleagues in the US.”


About KHS

Keystone Human Services, (www.keystonehumanservices.org) a nonprofit human services organization, is committed to creating an environment where all people can grow, make choices, and be valued and contributing members of society. Since 1972, Keystone has provided comprehensive community-based services for children, adults, and families in the areas of intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, and early intervention, as well as Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Service Dogs. Keystone operates in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of India. Keystone is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA.

About ANCOR

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ancor.org (external website)) is a national trade association representing more than 1,400 private providers of community living and employment supports and services to more than a million individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our prime goal is to be the indispensable leader, resource and advocate for a diverse private disability services network that ensures full citizenship and engaged community participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages.