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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

Think Ahead Open House

For Progressive Students and Families.

Learn about Think Ahead, an exciting program for adults with
intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Meet current Think
Ahead participants and find out if the program is right for your loved
one. Applications for the 2020/2020 academic year are now
available, and due by July 4, 2020.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
11:00am am – 12:30-pm

Click Here to RSVP: Register for Virtual Zoom Conference.

More information (PDF): Click here to register for more information on Virtual Conference.

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Community Calendar ( List View )

August 11, 2020
  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group August 11, 2020  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    LGBTQ + Abilities Support and Discussion Group

    This group is open to all people of the disability and LGBTQ community. It meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

    Contact Agique Anderson (AJ) to RSVP in advance: LGBTQAbility@taconicresources.org
    *Be Sure to include your full name, the LGBTQ+ Ability Group, and whether you need an interpreter*
    **If you require an American Sign Language Interpreter you must RSVP 2 weeks in advance**

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

August 2020

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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • Parent to Parent of NYS
  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Transitioning Children with Autism Back to School "Welcome to the new normal!" Workshop
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  • ASL Chat of the Hudson Valley-presented by Taconic Resources for Independence
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  • Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
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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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