Speeding Toward Her Goals

Hillary McFadden is an entrepreneur who started her own business creating braille menus for local restaurants. She's also a competitive speed skater, and now you can find her on the cover of Business Woman.

Read the article to discover how Hillary began approaching restaurant owners and got the toes of her skates in the door to join the speed skating team.

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Shawnee Hooper Joins Capital Area Head Start as New Executive Director

Keystone Human Services welcomes Shawnee Hooper as Capital Area Head Start's new Executive Director. Hooper is a strong advocate for children and will bring valuable experience, enthusiasm, and advocacy to her new role.

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The Keystone Human Services June Summit Brought a Global Conversation to Harrisburg, PA

Panelists from around the world shared their personal stories about inclusion through the lens of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) during the Keystone Human Services June Summit on June 17-19. Continuing conversations started at the UN's Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, people with disability led the way throughout the Summit, highlighting the CRPD and the global movement for inclusion and disability rights.

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KHS Vice President Bob Baker Inducted into Legacy Leaders Circle

Robert (Bob) Baker was recently inducted into the ANCOR Foundation's Legacy Leaders Circle for his work toward inclusion and services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Susquehanna Service Dogs Celebrates 35 Graduating Dogs

Thirty-five dogs and their handlers will walk the stage in Susquehanna Service Dogs' 2019 Graduation Ceremony, held on April 27, 2019 at 1 pm at Dauphin County Technical School in Harrisburg, PA. Doors open at 12:30 pm.

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Direct Support Professional Gayle Ferona Receives 2019 Pennsylvania DSP of the Year Award

Congratulations to Gayle Ferona, who has been named ANCOR's 2019 Pennsylvania DSP of the Year! She's a strong advocate who understands the value of real relationships and supports true inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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A Great Day for Reading

April 4 was a great day for reading in Capital Area Head Start classrooms! Pre-kindergarten students in several CAHS classrooms enjoyed guest readers from PNC, including Jim Hoehn, the Central PA Regional President.

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Key Human Services Announces Elizabeth Weiblen as New President and CEO

Key Human Services, our subsidiary in Connecticut, welcomed Elizabeth Weiblen as the new President and CEO. Ms. Weiblan brings valuable experience in designing, developing, and directing high-performing community-based programs and services, and is a recognized leader in the field.

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Keystone Moldova Receives Two Zero Project Awards

Keystone Moldova has received two awards from the Zero Project for the Community for All – Moldova program and the Alternativ Forum Theatre. The Community for All-Moldova program is supporting people with disabilities to leave institutions and live in the community. The Forum Theater is using interactive performances to teach students to stop discrimination and advocate for and with people with disabilities. Both are changing people's lives and building a more inclusive world.

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Beep Beep! Capital Area Head Start Receives Donation from Local Trucking Company

Through their "Adopt-a-Class" J.B. Hunt Transport Services donated school supplies to one of Capital Area Head Start's classrooms and provided students with the opportunity to learn about trucks and transportation.

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Susquehanna Service Dogs' Puppy Raising Program in the News

Watch Susquehanna Service Dogs' young puppies during their early socialization class. SSD's Roar for More puppy raising program was spotlighted by ABC 23 WATM.

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