ThinkDIFFERENTLY : Dutchess County, NY

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Launched by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro in 2015, the "ThinkDIFFERENTLY" initiative seeks to change the way individuals, businesses, organizations and communities relate to our neighbors with special needs.

"ThinkDIFFERENTLY" is a call to action, a genuine challenge to determine if we have it within ourselves to look past our differences and treat others the way we would hope to be treated. Too often, too many with special needs are overlooked and their unique abilities ignored.  Instead, we seek to lift each other up and embrace all residents of all abilities.

Visit our ThinkDIFFERENTLY website, a comprehensive resource for those living with special needs and their families.    Be connected to a wide array of local services, get information to understand developmental milestones and how to plan for the future, be inspired by those who are “thinking differently” in our community.   

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