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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY 2019 Picnic

July 23, 2019 at Cady Field in Pleasant Valley, NY! The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Picnic is turning Cady Field into a sensory sensitive Circus Midway! The picnic is openfrom 11 am to 2pm! RSVP here!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

July 23, 2019
  • ThinkDIFFERENTLY Picnic! July 23, 2019  11:00 am - 2:00 pm PV Rec Park - Cady Field 1548 Main St Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

    Save the Date! More details forthcoming!

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

July 2019

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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • Zylofone Fundraiser Game at HV Renegades
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  • Pawling Community Day and Triathlon!
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  • Town of East Fishkill ThinkDIFFERENTLY - Day at the Beach
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  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Science Lab
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Science Lab
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
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  • Hudson Valley Renegades-Autism Awareness Night
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

Inspired Thinkers

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100 Cups of Coffee

Chief of Police, Thomas Pape attended Dutchess County’s 100 Cups of Coffee at Taconic Resources for Independence and was inspired [ …Read More ]

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Verplanck Garden Club

Verplanck Garden Club at Stony Kill Farm’s Environmental and Education Center in Wappingers Falls, NY have been maintaining the Special [ …Read More ]

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Dr.  Joseph Bonanno receives award.

Dr Joseph Bonanno the Medical Director for both OPWDD Taconic Region and Arc of Dutchess was honored for his outstanding [ …Read More ]

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Coach Vincent and Jonathan “Superman” Brunot

Coach Vincent Del-Cid  is a CPA and has previously worked for JP Morgan.  Prior to meeting Jonathan “Superman” Brunot, he had [ …Read More ]

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Youth Soft Skills Empowerment & Hudson Cadillac

Emanuel Cordero, a vocational coordinator from  Youth Soft Skills Empowerment (YSSE) (left) met with Mike Mullaney, Dealer Principal (right) from [ …Read More ]

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Carnival Lion for the 2017 ThinkDIFFERENTLY Picnic

Elanor DeMan, a Roosevelt High School student and her father, Jayson DeMan created this fantastic ‘Carnival Lion’ as a bean [ …Read More ]

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Red Hook Library Creates “All Abilities Program Series”

Red Hook Public Library has created an All Abilities Program Series for families with special needs to gather and enjoy. The [ …Read More ]

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Universal Park Equipment

Congratulations to Sidney Scoralick, James Ryan and Ulises Olmedo. Special thanks to  their teacher Kimberly Sweck, Arlington High School, Teacher-Engineering and Cameron Tuller, a junior at the time, who helped  the team with the physical construction of the project. 

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