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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY 2022

From all of us at ThinkDIFFERENTLY, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season! We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and are hopeful for a healthy New Year for all!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

  • Center for Spectrum Services presents: Self-Care Basics for Families January 19, 2022  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Zoom

    Batteries do not work well unless they are charged. The same applies to parents. Self-care is often talked about as an essential piece of being our best self but is often so hard to do or find the time to fit into our busy lives. In this workshop participants will learn breathing techniques and easy to follow self-care routines. We will also explore ways to include our children in our self-care practices.  Presented by Elizabeth Forte

    https://centerforspectrumservices.zoom.us/j/91903059404?pwd=VWxrQkIrUGkyQXljUm1VWUFZeUIwUT09

    All workshops are free for parents, no RSVP required.

       For questions, call Leah at845 336-2616 x120

    CenterforSpectrumServices.org

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

January 2022

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  • Open Caption Movie: American Underdog
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  • SSI/SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
  • Center for Spectrum Services presents: Parent Discussion Group
  • Parent to Parent of NYS-Caregiver Connection
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  • Teens with Disabilities & Their Caregivers
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  • Center for Spectrum Services presents: Self-Care Basics for Families
  • Adults with Disabilities & Their Caregivers
  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Center for Spectrum Services presents: Tips for Improving Cooperative Behavior
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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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