Community Crossroads, a private not-for-profit agency, provides services and support to people who have developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. We work with local businesses to find employment opportunities, provide homes and other living arrangements, and we partner with local school systems to ensure each person receives the highest quality educational experience.
What does it take to live a good life? Community Crossroads works together with individuals and their families to help individuals reach their goals and live the good life. Read our collection of some of many examples about how people are doing just that!
We would love to highlight your success story, too! If you have something to share, contact Dee Johnson, or any member of the Community Crossroads team!
The Autism Parent Support Group in Derry, NH and surrounding areas is a parent led group that meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the downstairs meeting room at the Derry Public Library from 9:00 AM to 11 AM. They encourage parents form Derry and all surrounding towns to attend. Their group was formed in collaboration with Easter Seals after a great need was expressed by families to find support and locate resources in their local areas. They will be expanding their meeting days and times to include an evening support group and adding a new meeting location in Londonderry in the coming months.
Single Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group is new, and is currently seeking interested parents to join their online Facebook community. They will be expanding to include group meetings and outings in the next few months. Their goal is to provide the much needed support and social needs of single parents who have children that experience any disability.
For more information about these support groups or to be added to their Facebook group, please contact Marla at: Marla.Soucy@gmail.com or at (603) 724-0790.
New Hampshire Medicaid Managed Care Health Plans: Your Right To Appeal Or File A Grievance. http://www.drcnh.org/MMCappealsgrievances.html.
Community Crossroads has developed a list of helpful hints and other information for families. Visit our Managed Care page for more.
Access the DHHS website by clicking on the MCM logo for additional information.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence /abuse, the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has a 24 hour crisis line. They also have a web site that has lots of helpful information including; Developing Safety Plans and How to Help a Friend or Family Member. The crisis line is 1-866- 644- 3574 and website: http://www.nhcadsv.org.
Paul works at Dodge Grain in Salem and has been a staple there for about 10 years. Paul's main duties include stocking the store from the warehouse. He checks the different birdseeds in the store, gets a count for what is needed, then gathers up the supplies from the warehouse. It requires a lot of strength to load the cart with the various types of feed and seeds and get them into the store.
Paul feels a sense of accomplishment when he is done at the end of each day. He can immediately see the impact of his work when he walkes through the store and the shelves are filled with product.
You can see Paul every morning at Dodge Grain, Monday through Friday, dilligently working at his job.
- Dee Johnson, Community Crossroads' Employment Specialist
The Developmental Disabilities Quality Council was asked by the department to produce contract language that we would like to be included for Step 2 Phase 3. While the QC maintains a unanimous position of being against commercial managed care, we saw an opportunity to share the recommendations of individuals, families and other stakeholders. After working for about 10 months on this document, it was presented to Commissioner Nick Toumpas and his staff January 25th and is now being made public. Click here to review this document. Please contact Sarah Aiken at CSNI with questions.
Our own Cathy Spinney was recently awarded the New Hampshire Council on Disabilities Advocate of the Year award! Read John Sakata's Eagle Tribune article to learn more about this amazing woman!
There is a fully choreographed, costumed, annual recital for those who are in the class!
Who: Children and Adults 7 years old and older
What: Interactive dance class that includes stretching and professional choreography
Where: The Dance Studio of Windham
288 N. Broadway Unit F, Salem, NH 03079
When: Every Saturday 11-12pm
Cost: $71 a month with a free trial class
Call (603)893-9998 for more information!
Partners in Health and North East Passage sponsor TREK (Therapeutic Recreation Empowering Kids!). This free after school program offers recreation and socialization for children with and without disabilities. Whether you use a wheelchair or not, all can participate.
TREK is offered 4 times per year at Derry Recreational Center, 43 W. Broadway (Rte 102), 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Join them after for pizza, beverages, salad, and snacks from 6:00 to 7:00 at Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 W. Broadway, Derry (2 doors down). Please contact Anita Trudel at Community Crossroads, 893-1299 X334 for dates and additional information. Registration is required and space is limited.
Visit the Legislative Updates Archive page to view current and all previous Legislative Update announcements, including Managed Care information!
On August 4th, 2004, a malformed blood vessel burst in Jason’s brain while he was on stage playing with his band in New York City. Watch this 17-minute video as Jason and his wife, Marjorie tell their story of triumph, family, and faith.
Derry Social Connections is a place where young adults who experience Asperger’s, high functioning Autism, PDD-NOS and/or related conditions can socialize, engage and connect with others who share the same interests. Check out the brochure for all the details!
Each year Community Crossroads supports over 900 families and individuals. Your tax-deductible donation will help insure that they continue to live a quality life.
"With generous assistance from Community Crossroads, my daughter was able to move into her own apartment...She wanted her independence and wanted to live in her own place...She is thriving in her new home and with continued support will continue to do so. We thank Community Crossroads for giving our daughter the ability to pursue her independent living, just like everyone else."
...Brenda, mother of Courthey
"Region 10/Community Crossroads has been a godsend to our family, in providing our son Aaron, the opportunity to lead an independent life, while honing his skills as a seasoned musician and performer. We cannot fully express just how appreciative we are for Aaron's chance to lead a fulfilling, happy and rewarding existence, doing the one thing that he does so extremely well. Again, our sincere thanks Region 10!"
... Susan, Aaron & Ed Antolewicz / Atkinson
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