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– Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive

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ThinkDIFFERENTLY EVENTS

ThinkDIFFERENTLY 2019!

Happy and Healthy New Year !

 

The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Calendar for 2019 is being finalized! We will be posting events soon! Other wonderful events ahead is on February 8, 2019,  Tim Tebow’s “Nite to Shine” and  February is also the month that we will be kicking off the Special Olympics of New York Summer Games in Poughkeepsie volunteer recruitment!

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Community Calendar ( List View )

February 19, 2019
  • Your Defiant Child/Managing Defiant Behavior February 19, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am Mental Health America of Dutchess County, 253 Mansion St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA

    This course is for caregivers managing challenging and defiant behavior in children ages 2-12. The course is based on the book "Your Defiant Child" by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D and Christine Benton. There is no fee for the course. This series is made possible by a grant from the United Way of Dutchess-Orange.
    Child care is not available.
    To register, please mail attached form to : MHA 253 Mansion Street, Suite 201 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Community Calendar ( Monthly View )

February 2019

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  • Night to Shine
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  • Your Defiant Child/Managing Defiant Behavior
  • LGBTQ & Ability Support and Discussion Group
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  • Special Education PTA - in Spanish
  • Special Education PTA meeting
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  • Your Defiant Child/Managing Defiant Behavior
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  • Adjusting the Practicioner's Lens
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  • Girl's Empowerment Day
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  • Your Defiant Child/Managing Defiant Behavior
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  • Student Exit Summary Workshop
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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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