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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

Updates for Community Events

Please check with event organizers regarding cancellation and rescheduling of events. We are working daily to try to keep up with all the changes to the Community Calendar.

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Community Calendar ( List View )

April 2, 2020
  • Dutchess County Telephone Town Hall April 2, 2020  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    It was announced this weekend that County Executive MarcMolinaro will be hosting a second, live, Telephone Town Hall meeting onThursday, April 2nd at 5:30pm. We are happy to include that he willbe joined by Caren O’Brien Edwards, Greystone Programs’ Director of CommunityServices. With over 20 year of experience supporting those with I/DD, she willbe available to help support callers who have questions regarding quarantinedfamily members with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities.

     

    If you would like to listen to the Telephone Town Hall, youcan dial in to (845) 765-7121. If you’d like to ask a question, directions willbe given when you call in. It will also be streamed live on the Dutchess CountyFacebook page for those wishing to participate in that way.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

March 2020

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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Red Hook Community Center- Open Meeting for Adults with Special Needs & Caregivers
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  • Rhythm Works Intergrative Dance
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  • Caring for the Carer-Stress Reduction Workshops
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
  • Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health- 2020 Public Forums
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • HLAA Meeting
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  • Community Classes!
  • Rhythm Works Intergrative Dance
  • ASL Chat of the Hudson Valley-presented by Taconic Resources for Independence
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  • ****POSTPONED****Abilities First: Showcase of Resources for Enrichment & Inclusion
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Rhythm Works Intergrative Dance
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  • COVID-19 Facebook Live Town Hall
  • 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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