Keith Jones Bio
Keith Jones is the President and CEO of SoulTouchin Experiences. An organization aimed at bringing a perspective to the issues of access inclusion and empowerment, which affect him as well as others who are persons with a disability. Mr. Jones is also extremely active in multi-cultural, cross-disability education and outreach efforts and, conducts trainings (including train the trainer) with the purpose of strengthening efforts to ``provide services and information to people with disabilities.
Mr. Jones over the past years has been recognized locally and national as a strong advocate on a wide breath of issues. Over his years as and advocate Mr. Jones has been awarded New Leadership Development Award From The Presidents Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. The Commonwealth Coalitions Progressive Leadership Award the 2006 Moro Fleming Consumer Involvement Award from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, with as well as, a recent graduate of the inaugural class of Initiative for Diversity in Civic Leadership. Also, in 2008 long shot 2008 U S Senatorial bid based on Fulfilling Americas Promise.
Mr. Jones in his role as an advocate is a public speaker on the issues and topics that range from Education and employment to Health Care and Home and Community Based Services Intersection of Community Business and Public Policy Disability Rights and Inclusion. Most recently Mr. Jones has been featured in two critically acclaimed documentaries Dan Habibs Including Samuel and Maggie Dobens Labeled Disabled.
As an artist Mr. Jones has composed award winning song with his father as well as, received critical praise for his role of Killer P in the independent comedy Special Needs. Bill Gibron of Popmasters.com wrote, The clear breakout star here is someone called Killer P. A bad ass gansta rapper with cerebral palsy, if hes not the future of urban culture, no one is. ..Hes a classic character (or a great find) and almost instantly demands the making of a solo feature all his own. Every moment hes on screen is worth savoring and repeating. Hes gutbustingly great.
Mr. Jones has been called a pioneer in the disability rights movement and it is truly committed to progressive effective change. Mr. Jones hopes that by contributing to the dialog and working to create and improve on policies and attitudes, everyone will be able to pursue reaching their full potential. Which is why he believes in the mission of SoulTouchin' Experiences so strongly.
Keith Jones presents at the Presidential Candidates Forum A National Forum on Equality, Opportunity
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21st Century Community Learning CentersŐ (CCLC) 2009 Summer Institute
Syracuse University's School of Educatoin: Annual Summer Leadership Institute: Equity Inclusion & Excellence
Recent Keynote Presentations:
TASH New England 2009 Conference
2009 People First of Nevada Conference
The Including Samuel Project: New England Inclusive Education Leadership Summit
National FACE Conference
PEAK Parent Center for its 23rd annual Conference on Inclusive Education
The South Carolinas Self-Advocacy Conference
The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities Direct Support Professionals Conference
2008 NYS CEC Annual Convention Celebrating 55 Years of Progress
Stavros Advocates for Independent Living's Access Awards Luncheon
Martha's Vineyard Community Services
The 2008 National Self Advocacy Conference Indianapolis
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