Ben lives and works in New York, dividing his time between operating several businesses which are designed to develop the quality of services for people with learning disabilities.
Ben qualified as a learning disability nurse in the UK before moving to the US to work in Boston Massachusetts for three years. He then moved back to the UK and founded ‘Options’, a small organisation based in Bristol providing innovative and individualised housing and support.
In 2009 Ben moved back to the US to live and established his own consultancy service. Since moving to New York Ben recognised a lack of accessible information and established Symbols for Life to support the development of information that is easier for people to read.
Ben is presently working on establishing Open Future Learning which will be an online learning resource to promote best practice in the field.
Ben lives with his wife Brooke and daughter Olivia in Huntington NY. In his spare time he loves to mountain bike, travel and to spend time in New York City.