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Thank you for joining us for ThinkDIFFERENTLY Fitness & Field Day and for visiting us at the Dutchess County Fair! Stay tuned while we plan our next ThinkDIFFERENTLY event! Be sure to check out our community calendar to see what our agency partners have going on!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

  • Open Captioned Movie Playing Announcement-TRI September 14, 2021  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Regal Galleria Mall, 2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Open Captioned

     

    Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

     

    Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16

    2001 South Road

    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

     

    7:00 PM (PG-13 2 hr and 13 min)

    Cost: Adult $13.65 Senior $10.15

     

    ClickHere for Flyer with details

    Please purchase your tickets at www.fandango.com or buy them at theticket booth. Travel safely and enjoy the movie. This movie has been confirmed.This open captioned movie was made possible by the Laurence W. LevineFoundation & Rothman Family Foundation.

    Movie Synopsis: Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-basedKung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Ringsorganization.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

September 2021

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  • Disability Dream & Do Camp
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  • SSI & SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
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  • SSI/SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
  • Parent to Parent of NYS Webinar- Starting Over: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Special Needs
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  • Epilepsy Foundation-Walk to End Epilepsy
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  • Open Captioned Movie Playing Announcement-TRI
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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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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • LGBTQ+ Abilities Discussion & Support Group- TRI
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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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