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

Think Differently Free Movie Day

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro invites you to a sensory-friendly free movie day at Roosevelt Cinemas in Hyde Park. Doors open at 9:30 am and the movie will begin at 10 am! Cinema dollars for popcorn and treats will be provided.

Reservations must be made at dutchessny.gov/movie by Wednesday, November 7th.    ThinkDIFFERENTLY Movie Day – Nov 10 2018

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Community Calendar ( List View )

October 23, 2018
  • 100 Cups of Coffee

    The Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights, co-sponsored by the Northern Dutchess NAACP and the Dutchess County Interfaith Council invite you to the 2018 100 Cups of Coffee Community Gathering to talk together on building a kind, safe and connected community. How do you feel while visiting Dutchess County parks? What barriers exist to greater enjoyment of our parks? Let's discuss over coffee and tea on October 23rd at the Odyssey Church located at 8 Industry St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 from 6-7:30pm.

Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

October 2018

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  • Town of LaGrange Harvest Festival & ThinkDIFFERENTLY Art Show
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  • Big Read Special Needs Book Club
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Grace Pumpkin Parade
  • Taconic Resources for Independance - Disability Awareness Fair
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  • Hudson Valley Down Syndrome - Buddy Walk
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ThinkDIFFERENTLY Moments

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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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