ThinkDIFFERENTLY is a call to action to create a supportive and welcoming environment for those living with special needs. This website is designed to be a starting point to find the services and connections you and your family need.”

– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Red Carpet Movie Event

Save the date! The first of three ThinkDIFFERENTLY Red Carpet Movie Days will be on May 12, 2018 at the Roosevelt Theatre in Hyde Park. Doors open at 9:30 am and the movie will begin at 10 am! Cinema dollars for popcorn and treats will be provided! More details will become available in April!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

April 28, 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 )

April 2018

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  • World Autism Day
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  • Think Ahead at Dutchess Community College - Open House!
  • RED HOOK HIGH SCHOOL ASL STUDENTS PRESENT - Clue Live
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  • Hand in Hand Run/Walk
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  • Last Week for Think Ahead for applying! Applications due by April 15, 2018
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
  • Medical Reserve Corp- Training: Citizen Preparedness for Teens
  • Medical Reserve Corp - Training: Stop the Bleed
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  • Dutchess Community College - Job Fair
  • NY STATEWIDE SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL
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  • Your Rights Under ADA – The American Disabilities Act
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  • Disability Awareness Fair - Taconic Resources for Independance
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  • Final Day - for application submissions for Think Ahead!
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  • Medical Reserve Corp- Training: Citizen Preparedness
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  • Dyslexia for a day - workshop
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  • DBCH - SERVICE NEEDS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
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  • First Responder Training - Autism Awareness Training
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Greystone's Leap for Autism
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  • Get Fit Challenge!
  • KidVenture Weekend
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  • Get Fit Challenge!
  • 17th Annual Autism Walk
  • KidVenture Weekend
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  • Get Fit Challenge!
  • Workshop on Parenting Difficult, Oppositional, Disrespectful, Entitled Children and Adolescents in Today's World

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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