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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

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The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Collaboration of Services and Care Across the Life Span for People with Special Needs Conference will be held on December 3rd in a new virtual format! Stay tuned for more details!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

October 28, 2020
  • Parent to Parent of NYS- Parent On-line Group Chat October 28, 2020  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Zoom


    Come join us if you have questions or concerns regarding Selfcare,OPWDD, CCO’s, Special Education & School related concerns,

     

    We look forward to talking to you all!

    Parent to Parent of NYS is committed tohelping parents through

    these challenging times.

    The purpose of the group is to have a safespace where parents can connect and support each other by asking questions,sharing resources, comments and stories.

    This is an interactive group where parents ofchildren with Developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs areable share in a non-judgmental and encouraging environment that connectsparents with other parents who can share their tips and advice on varioustopics and situations.



    October 14,2020

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcOugqjMiH9yqEdXZptolvSaX6Fq3tIFS

    Register inadvance for this meeting:


    October 28,2020

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqce2srDkoGNA52MOfHyep1Yj9DiUWN8tS

    Register inadvance for this meeting


    After registering, you will receive aconfirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    If you have any questions please email us at

    Dianne O’Connor - Dianne@ptopnys.org

    Or

    Tina Beauparlant - Tbeauparlant@ptopnys.org


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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

October 2020

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  • Doing More Than Nothing About Hate-Webinar Series
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  • SSI & SSDI While Working
  • Parent to Parent of NYS- Parent On-line Group Chat
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Parent to Parent of NYS- Parent On-line Group Chat
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  • CSE, 504 & General Communication In a Virtual World Webinar- Parent to Parent NYS
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

Inspired Thinkers

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments highlight the great work happening in our community.

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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