Help the people at Network who have special needs thrive.
Andover Day Program has been enjoying our “bus” experience. Having the bus allows us to take group trips and with our vans and the bus we can get almost the entire program out into the community. We do weekly bowling trips to Spare Lanes in East Hartford, visit local parks, assist in medical appointments and transport adaptive equipment items which need a handicap van. The greatest gift the van has given to the participants is freedom to our individuals who are in wheelchairs to get out into the community on a regular basis. Tim T. ( pictured above) who has a large wheelchair has been able to go bowling, and to Cabela’s to name a few. We also received positive feedback from a case manager on the positive change it has made for one particular participant/resident. The bus also went to the Butterfly Conservatory in MA and the Trash Museum in Hartford.
Network was so lucky to be chosen in receiving the grant for this great empowering vehicle!!
Past/Archived Success Stories:
Bonnie K., from Network’s Rocky Hill In-Home Supports Program Teaches Art Class at the Andover Day Program
Bonnie K. is a participant in Network’s in-home support program who is also a very talented artist. Bonnie enjoys sharing her gift, and she does so by leading an art class for participants of the in-home support program, the Andover Day Program, and the Dayville Day Program. Bonnie is a patient teacher, giving constructive criticism and input and demonstrating technique clearly. A bright, independent woman, Bonnie handles all her own money and purchased her own color copier so she can bring photocopies of her sketches to the class because she likes to keep her cherished originals at home. Students enjoy copying flowers, animals, and seasonal designs, and hang them in their program rooms.