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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

April 2, 2021 – Light it Up Blue – with Kindness !

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Community Calendar ( List View )

  • Parent to Parent NYS- Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders May 12, 2021  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Zoom

    Free Webinars. Go to ourwebsite at http://www.ptopnys.org/

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    Find the webinar you are looking for andregister.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

May 2021

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  • SSI & SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
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  • Parent to Parent NYS- A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
  • Care Design Eligibility & Enrollment Online Info Session
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  • Parent to Parent NYS- Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • SSI/SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
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  • Care Design NY Eligibility & Enrollment Online Info Session
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  • Parent to Parent NYS: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
  • Teens with Disabilities & Their Caregivers
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  • Adults with Disabilities & Their Caregivers
  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Parent to Parent NYS: Education Records Organizer
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • SSI &SSDI While Working Workshop-TRI
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  • Parent to Parent NYS: Loss, Grief and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

Inspired Thinkers

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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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