Dutchess County Government can not guarantee that all events listed in the ‘Community Calendar’ and the”ThinkDIFFERENTLY” Events sponsored by Dutchess County Government calendars will be fully accessible.
Specific information regarding the ‘The Community’ calendar events can be obtained directly from that event’s organizer. Information on “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” events sponsored by Dutchess County Government’ can be obtained through our Contact Us form.
ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash with the Queen City Mile and First Friday in Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County’s Annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash is once again, collaborating with the City of Poughkeepsie’s First Friday and Queen City Mile event on September 6, 2019! Register soon for this amazing evening of ‘racing’, music, great food and dance party. Click here to register!
Disability, Dream & Do Baseball Camp
Disability, Dream & Do Camp will be held on August 3, 2019 at 9:45am-1:00pm at Dutchess Stadium. All participants will receive tickets to the HV Renegades game on August 4th at 4:30pm. Space is limited! Please RSVP
ThinkDIFFERENTLY 2019 Picnic
July 23, 2019 at Cady Field in Pleasant Valley, NY! The ThinkDIFFERENTLY Picnic is turning Cady Field into a sensory sensitive Circus Midway! The picnic is openfrom 11 am to 2pm! RSVP here!
Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Training
Dutchess County “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” in collaboration with OPWDD are hosting Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Training on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Department of Behavioral and Community Health’s Training Room at 230 North Road. Please see flyer MOLST 2019 to register.
ThinkDIFFERENTLY Spring Movie!
ThinkDIFFERENTLY Spring Event with John Flowers Family Old Fashion Easter Egg Hunt
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!
Santa at the Galleria Mall
An American Sign Language interpreter will be on site at Poughkeepsie Galleria’s Santa set to assist with interpreting and translating services. This special service comes as a result of a partnership between Taconic Resources for Independence, Dutchess County Government’s ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative and Poughkeepsie Galleria.
Sunday, December 16th 11:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday, December 23rd 11:00am – 1:00pm
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
Autism Awareness Training for First Responders
Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro invites you to Autism Awareness Training for First Responders, which will teach law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and security guards how to best interact with an individual with autism during an emergency.
By attending this training, you will learn to:
-identify the characteristics and behavior of a person with ASD
-effectively communicate with a person with ASD
-respond to an emergency involving a person with ASD
-build relationships with the ASD community
-utilize special tactics, rescue techniques, and patient care options
Register for a session near you at http://www.dutchessny.gov/training