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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Nutcracker Performance

Please join us for a special sensory-sensitive performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Bardavon Opera House on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.! Seating is limited. Please RSVP by December 10th at http://www.dutchessny.gov/nutcracker

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Community Calendar ( List View )

December 8, 2019
  • Santa Cares - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall December 8, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

    Santa Cares is a sensory sensitive opportunity to meet with Santa when the mall is quiet! American Sign Language Interpreters will also be on hand to help Santa at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall's Santa Land in Center Court.

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

December 2019

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  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • 3rd Annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Collaboration Across the Continuum of Care Conference
  • Immigrant Families Support Group
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  • Give Santa a Sign - at the Galleria
  • Let it Snow! Holiday Activities
  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria
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  • Santa Cares - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • The Nutcracker - Save the Date!
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  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria
  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
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  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Immigrant Families Support Group
  • Parent Support Group-Center for Spectrum Services
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
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  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
  • Give Santa a Sign - Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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  • Jump Therapy at Bounce!
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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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