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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FOR ALL AGES & DISABILITIES
Easily accessible, with plenty of handicap parking available

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018

POUGHKEEPSIE GALLERIA
2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

ABILITIES FIRST: A Showcase of Resources for Enrichment & Inclusion will bring together resources and unique
services or products that meet the everyday needs and interests of families, individuals or caregivers for those
with any disability whether it be developmental, intellectual, physical, mental or other as well. Admission to the
showcase is free and open to the public.

Join the conversation and follow #AFShowcase2018.
For the latest event updates visit the Showcase Facebook page and tell us you’re attending!
VIEW FLYER HERE

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9:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
Early Opening in a Sensory-Sensitive Environment An opportunity for children with special needs and their families to attend the Showcase before the mall opens. Additional attention has been taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so they can enjoy this event.

10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Showcase open to the public
Performances, demonstrations, and other special events to be announced.

10:00 A.M.
Sensory Friendly Films


Regal My Way Matinee

Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16
Courtesy of Regal’s My Way Matinee Program
Tickets $6.50 each
Movies to be announced soon.




ThinkDifferently Poughkeepsie Galleria Poughkeepsie Journal
Grand Marshall:
Jessica Doering
Abilities First 2017
Participant of the Year
Event Host
Poughkeepsie Galleria
Media Partner
Poughkeepsie Journal

Special thanks to Mount Saint Mary College Medici Scholars and iHeart Media.

Schedule of Events
Schedule subject to change

  Throughout the 1st Floor
of Poughkeepsie Galleria

Center Court (1st Floor) of
Poughkeepsie Galleria

9:00 – 10:00 AM
  • Sensory-Sensitive Hour
  • Vendors Open
 
10:00 AM
  • Sensory-Friendly Films Begin at Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16
  • SHOWCASE OPEN TO PUBLIC
  • Vendors Open
  • SEMINAR: To be announced.
10:30 AM
  • Sensory Friendly Films cont'd
  • Vendors Open
  • SEMINAR: To be announced.
11:00 AM
  • SEMINAR: To be announced.
11:45 AM
  • Welcome by Grand Marshall, Jessica Doering, Abilities First 2017 Participant of the Year, Chief Executive Officer
    Dr. Jeff Fox and Chief Advancement Officer Melissa McCoy
12:00 PM Vendors Open  
12:30 PM
  • Performance to be announced.
1:00 PM
  • Performance to be announced.
1:30 PM
  • FLASH MOB
    ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN!
  • Performance to be announced.
2:00 PM
  • SEMINAR: To be announced.
2:30 PM
  • Activity to be announced.
3:00 PM
  • SEMINAR: To be announced.
3:00 PM SHOWCASE ENDS

*Tentative


Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available!
You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to promote your products and services to those who are looking for RESOURCES FOR ENRICHMENT & INCLUSION. A complete registration form and payment should be submitted as soon as possible to assure a reservation. We reserve the right to return reservations which exceed our category limits.

VENDOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
REGISTER BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 AND SAVE $50!

View sponsorship opportunities here
VIEW VENDOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION HERE

To inquire about exhibition or sponsorship opportunities for the ABILITIES FIRST:
A Showcase of Resources for Enrichment & Inclusion event, email or call 845.485.9803 ext. 215.

2018 PARTICIPATING VENDORS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!



2017 PARTICIPATING VENDORS & RESOURCES:

  • Abilities First
  • Able Newspaper
  • ACCES-VR
  • Autism Society Hudson Valley
  • Byron's Hudson Valley Hearing Aid Centers
  • Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.
  • DisAble the Brand
  • Camp Huntington
  • Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County Community and Family Services
  • Dutchess Tourism
  • Flaghouse
  • Good Reasons
  • Grow Music
  • Hudson Valley Renegades
  • Hudson Valley Parent
  • Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause
  • Hudson River Performing Arts Center
  • Julie's Jungle
  • KeyBank
  • KidVenture (The Chamber Foundation)
  • LEGOLAND New York
  • Marist College
  • McCabe & Mack LLP
  • MidHudson Regional Hospital
  • New York Life
  • New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL)
  • Odyssey Church
  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
  • Open Doors Educational Advocates
  • Pernice's Rescue Training
  • Poughkidsie
  • Poughkeepsie Galleria
  • Rebuilding Together Dutchess
  • Rifton
  • Scenic Hudson
  • Sholes & Miller, LLP
  • Special Olympics
  • summerMAX
  • SureHands Lift & Care Systems
  • Poughkeepsie Journal
  • The Seeing Eye
  • Topfield Equestrian Center
  • Town of Wappinger LL Challenger League
  • Two by Two Zoo
  • VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center
  • Walkway Over the Hudson
  • WC McBride Electrical Contractors LLC 
  • Zylofone Studios, Inc. 

COULDN’T MAKE THE 2017 SHowcase? VIEW THE FULL VENDOR LIST HERE
All proceeds from the 2018 Showcase will support the mission of Abilities First.


Join The Flash Mob
1:30 P.M. Center Court, 1st Floor, Poughkeepsie Galleria

This is a community event to support and celebrate the interests, needs and abilities of individuals.
With the Spirit of Inclusion in mind, we encourage you to watch and learn
the “music and moves” and join the FLASH MOB!

Video of dance movies will be added soon!

Simply be there on March 10th at 1:30 p.m. at the Center Court of the Poughkeepsie Galleria when the music starts and JOIN IN! Dance moves can be adapted to a seated position by learning the arm motions.

Feel free to wear your agency’s shirts and share in this celebration of abilities!
Please reach out to Dana Hammond Manager, Community Initiatives by EMAIL
or call 845.485.9803 ext. 384 if you have any questions.