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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Emerging Artist Showcase

The Town of Lagrange is hosting their Annual Fall Festival and ThinkDIFFERENTLY Emerging Artist Showcase  will be one of the many featured  activities during the day!

If you would like to submit your work please complete the Emerging Artist Showcase registration form and send it to Damara Ohlhoff by October 1, 2018.

 If you need further information, please contact Ms. Ohlhoff at (845) 486-3568.

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Community Calendar ( List View )

September 21, 2018
  • Intergrative Dance Program Open House

    September 21, 2018  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 Grand Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA

    A Hip Hop Dance program for kids with Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and other learning differences.
    Email danceforeverandsetthestage@gmail.com for class times, details, preregistration and forms are required.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

September 2018

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  • ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash
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  • Concert at Bowdoin Park
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • 1st Annual Artists for Autism Event
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  • Family to Family Class
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  • Intergrative Dance Program Open House
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

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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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