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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

Dutchess County IDD Training Event

Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health and ThinkDIFFERENTLY are excited to offer a new training event! This full-day training will be hosted via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, November 17th from 10am-3:15pm . It will offer a presentation titled “Trauma in Childhood”, presented by Jill Hinton, Ph.D. & Magen McMahon, as well as “Sexuality & IDD”, presented by Stephanie Fisher, M.S., LMHC CASAC. There is also an opportunity to earn Social Work CEU’s. Please click here for an event flyer and agenda for the day. You can also register for the training by clicking here. For any questions, please send an email to spierson@dutchessny.gov

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

October 2021

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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Adults Program
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  • Greystone Leap for Autism
  • Hudson Valley Walk for Autism by Autism Directory Services
  • DSA HV Buddy Walk
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  • SSI & SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Adults Program
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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Teens-Music & Movement
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  • SSI/SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
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  • Assistive Listening Devices Do What Hearing Aids Can't- TRI Workshop
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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Adults Program
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Teens-Music & Movement
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  • Teens with Disabilities & Their Caregivers
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  • SSI and SSDI While Working
  • Adults with Disabilities & Their Caregivers
  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • WNY CCDA Virtual College Night
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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Adults Program
  • Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tour
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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Teens-Music & Movement
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  • LGBTQ+ Abilities Discussion & Support Group- TRI
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  • Special Olympics-Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Adults Program
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  • Red Hook Public Library's All Abilities Teens-Music & Movement
  • CONNECT!
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

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Eagle Scout Project

Ryan Lugo, a John Jay High School student, recently completed his Eagle scout project! Ryan planted a garden and built [ …Read More ]

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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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