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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash with the Queen City Mile and First Friday in Poughkeepsie

Dutchess County’s Annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash is once again, collaborating with the City of Poughkeepsie’s First Friday and Queen City Mile event on September 6, 2019! Register soon for this amazing evening of ‘racing’, music, great food and dance party. Click here to register!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

September 15, 2019
  • Adaptive Dance Class September 15, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 65 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY 12401, USA

    A welcoming class for diverse learners at all physical and developmental levels. Class includes ballet, modern, yoga, and creative dance movements. The cost is $9 per family. To reserve a spot, call 845-338-7267 or 646-321-7552.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

September 2019

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  • Turning Over Stones: Employment and Resource Center-Introduction to LinkedIn
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • All Abilities Adults
  • ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash!
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  • Get Together Day
  • All Abilities Kids & Teens
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  • Turning Over Stones: Employement and Resource Center-Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Science
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  • Adaptive Dance Class
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  • Connect!
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  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • All Abilities Adults
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • East Fishkill Community Day
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  • Adaptive Dance Class
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Turning Over Stones: Employment andd Resource Center
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  • Summer Crafting Program for Poughkeepsie Middle School Students
  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Science
  • All Abilities Teens Read
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  • Adaptive Dance Class
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  • Turning Over Stones: Employment and Resource Center- Understanding and Managing Stress

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

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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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