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

Disability, Dream & Do! Baseball Weekend

Disability, Dream & Do! Baseball camp for children and young adults with special needs at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, NY on Saturday!  The event starts at 9:45 am to 1pm. See  the D3 Baseball Camp flyer for more information.  On Sunday, 8/19/18 all participants and their families/caregivers are invited to return to Dutchess Stadium for the Renegades’ game when the “Pulling Each Other Along” award will be presented.

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Community Calendar ( List View )

August 23, 2018
  • Dutchess County Fair ThinkDIFFERENTLY Day

    August 23, 2018  9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, USA

    ThinkDIFFERENTLY Thursday at the Dutchess County Fair will be Thursday, August 23rd with gates opening at 9am for special needs families, midway opening at 9:30am with no lights or sounds until 11:30am.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

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  • HVAS Social Skills Summer Program
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

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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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