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 Nutcracker Performance

Please join us for a special sensory-sensitive performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Bardavon Opera House on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.! Seating is limited. Please RSVP by December 10th at http://www.dutchessny.gov/nutcracker

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Community Calendar ( List View )

November 18, 2019
  • Jump Therapy at Bounce! November 18, 2019  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bounce Trampoline Sports, 2 Neptune Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

    Jump Therapy classes open to children of all abilities! Ages 2-20. $100 per class. Call (201) 794-7700 to register.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

November 2019

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  • All Abilities Adults
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  • Top Soccer
  • Havest Hop Dance
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Special Needs NEA Big Read Book Club
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  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Science
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  • ThinkDIFFERENTLY Red Carpet Movie Event!
  • Top Soccer
  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Music & Movement
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
  • Family Enrichment Night
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  • Canine Companions-Is a Service Dog right for you?
  • Special Needs NEA Big Read Book Club
  • Canine Companions-Is a Service Dog the right choice for you?
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  • All Abilities Adults
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Thanksgiving Crafts
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Special Needs NEA Big Read Book Club
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  • All Abilities Kids & Teens Science
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  • All Abilities Teens READ
  • DSAHV Night at the Movies
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

Inspired Thinkers

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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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