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Collaboration of Services and Care Across the Life Span for People with Special Needs

Please join us Friday, November 30th at the Henry Wallace Center located at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park. This conference will guide families and providers through a series of discussions with a focus on planning for the care of someone with special needs. Our goal is to explore the benefits of collaborating and improving negotiating skills for services.

RSVP by November 26th

For more information please see Flyer TD Conference 2018

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Community Calendar ( List View )

November 30, 2018
  • • Dutchess County’s Collaboration of Services and Care Across the Life Span for People with Special Needs November 30, 2018  8:30 am - 4:30 pm Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA

    This conference will guide families and providers through a series of discussions with a focus on planning for the care of someone with special needs. Our goal is to explore the benefits of collaborating and improving negotiating skills for services.

    Registration begins at 8:00am
    Conference begins at 8:30am -4:30pm
     

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

November 2018

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  • County Players ASL Interpreted Performance of "Out Town"
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  • ThinkDIFFERENTLY Red Carpet Movie Day!
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  • Autism Awareness Training for First Responders
  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
  • 100 Cups of Coffee - Community Gathering
  • Autism Awareness Training for First Responders
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  • Autism Awareness Training for First Responders
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  • Autism Awareness Training for First Responders
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Little Rays Natural Exhibit
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  • • Dutchess County’s Collaboration of Services and Care Across the Life Span for People with Special Needs

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100 Cups of Coffee

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Verplanck Garden Club

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Dr.  Joseph Bonanno receives award.

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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

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Carnival Lion for the 2017 ThinkDIFFERENTLY Picnic

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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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