Living With Disabilities/transportation

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Hello, I'm not sure if this is a question for you, but thought I'd try.  And I'm in New england in MA.  Also I'm familiar with Nashua NH....My husband had a stroke.  His left side is now what the neurologists call neglect. He's been in rehab in a nursing home.  I don't know if this is permanent. the physical therapists are working again with him to stand.  He is now motivated and is working hard.  after a very few sessions was making progress, but they don't want to give false hope so they tell me that they're not sure how well he will progress.  I'd like to get him out of there for day trips etc, they say maybe this can happen, of course they have to be able to transfer him to the car.  If this becomes a problem I have made up my mind to get a mini van for him.   As I said I'm not sure this is a question that you normally answer, but I thought you may be able to direct me to what type of van, or whatever else is needed or steer me in the right direction. Also any thing else you can think of to make his life easier. thank you

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Hi Jan,

I would suggest contacting Ride-Away in Londonderry, NH. They have the best selection and their sales people will find a solution to best meet your needs.

http://www.ride-away.com/

Hope all goes well, and thank you for the question.

Jon

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Jon Eriquezzo, MS

Expertise

Serving people who have disabilities to live in their community. Also federal and state regulation relate to disability services.

Experience

Jon is the vice president of innovation for the Crotched Mountain Foundation. Jon is responsible for ensuring the long-term growth of Crotched Mountain School and building upon its stature as a leader in special education. He also oversees ATECH Services in Concord, NH, with a focus on aligning ATECH's innovative services with the needs of the community.   Prior to assuming this role, Jon was the executive director of Crotched Mountain Residential Services where he provided housing, residential and day supports to nearly 200 children, adults and seniors.   Jon has worked in the disability-related field for 35 years and has provided housing and support services to people with disabilities throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and New York. A graduate of Springfield College, Jon holds a master's degree in Organizational Management and Leadership, a bachelor of science degree in Human Services and a certificate in Community Healthcare Management from Antioch University New England. He is a faculty member of Granite State College and teaches through the New Hampshire Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) training partnership.

Organizations
New Hampshire Residential Provider Network, Private Provider Network, ANCOR

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The New Hampshire Challenge

Education/Credentials
MS Organizational Management and Leadership and BS in Human Services from Springfield College Community Health Care Management Certificate from Antioch University

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