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

Experience in the area

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 for35 years and has provided housing and support services to people with disabilities throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and New York.A graduate ofSpringfield 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 StateCollege 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

Publications

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

What do you like about this subject?

I like helping people overcome the challenges of having disabilities, finding resources, and having a better life. Many times this doesn't involve changing the person with disabilities, but changing the environment, or society.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Cohousing is an interesting option for people who would like to live in a "community of mutual support".

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

CMS waiver changes, dignity of risk, inclusion, equal rights, cohousing, etc..

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Recent Answers from Jon Eriquezzo, MS

2015-10-24 Americans w/Disabilities Act:

Hi Melissa,    Sorry for the delayed response. This may be a question better suited for someone with legal expertise specifically in the HR/Disability field.    I would ask fellow expert Thomas Yancey

2015-05-11 transportation:

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

2014-01-03 young adult mild mentally challanged:

Hi Keri,    Staff turnover can be a problem no matter where you go. I'd be happy to discuss options. Given that we are so close geographically, I would suggest that you give me a call.    603-547-3311

2013-11-21 UNTITLED:

I think web MD explains it best    Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury or problem that occurs during pregnancy, birth, or within the first 2 to 3 years of a child's life. Cerebral palsy can be caused

2013-11-17 NEED HELP:

Cerebral palsy affects muscle control and coordination, so even simple movements like standing still are difficult. Other vital functions that also involve motor skills and muscles such as breathing

 

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