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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY 2020!

Happy and Healthy New Year!

 

We are finalizing our 2020 calendar and will be posting new ThinkDIFFERENTLY events soon! Check back often for updates and be sure to check out the community calendar for inclusive events for people of all abilities all around the county!

 

Thank you!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

February 21, 2020
  • Hudson Valley Gospel Festival 2020 February 21, 2020  11:00 am - February 23, 2020  7:00 pm Mid-Hudson Civic Center Inc., 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

    Explore gospel music through time and participate in a wide variety of breakout sessions, master classes and red carpet performances.

    For full information, visit:
    www.dutchesstourism.com/hvgospelfestival

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

February 2020

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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • ASL Chats of the HV-Presented by Taconic Resources for Independence
  • Night to Shine 2020
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  • Turning Over Stones: Employment and Resource Center-Mindful Stress Reduction
  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • CONNECT!
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  • SSI/SSDI & Transition to Adult Services Seminar
  • Rhythm Works Intergrative Dance
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Hudson Valley Gospel Festival 2020
  • Rhythm Works Intergrative Dance
  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Hudson Valley Gospel Festival 2020
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  • Hudson Valley Gospel Festival 2020
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  • Turning Over Stones: Employment and Resource Center-Boosting your Emotional Intelligence
  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Turning Over Stones: Employment and Resource Center-Interview Skill Building
  • Turning Over Stones: Employment and Resource Center- Introduction to Yoga
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Rhythm Works Intergrative Dance
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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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