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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

Movie Day at the Lucky Orphan Horse Rescue

Come join us at our “ThinkDIFFERENTLY”  Movie Day at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue – May 19 2018.

The events is from 10 am to 1pm, we will be enjoying a movie and meeting the many wonderful mini-horses and learning about the Lucky Orphan Horse Rescue’s therapeutic riding program. Space is limited so please follow the link above to RSVP!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

May 25, 2018
  • Get Fit Challenge!

    April 28, 2018 - June 9, 2018  

    The Get Fit Challenge runs from April 28 - June 9, 2018! See the attached flyer for details and participate as you train for the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash and City of Poughkeepsie Queen's City Mile being held on September 7, 2018!

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

May 2018

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  • Hudson Valley Annual Epilepsy Stroll
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  • Public Forum: Children & Youth Services: A Community Conversation
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
  • 100 Cups of Coffee - Community Gathering
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  • Get Fit Challenge!
  • 100 Cups of Coffee - at Taconic Resources for Independance
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  • Get Fit Challenge!
  • ThinkDIFFERENTLY Red Carpet Movie Day
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  • Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)- Training
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Get Fit Challenge!
  • Movie Day - Lucky Orphan Horse Rescue - Matinee with the "Minis"
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  • Get Fit Challenge!
  • 100 Cups of Coffee - at Taconic Resources for Independance
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

Inspired Thinkers

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments highlight the great work happening in our community.

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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