Molinaro to Expand Think DIFFERENTLY Initiatives in 2016 Budget Proposal

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (October 22, 2015) – Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro outlined plans to expand the County’s “Think DIFFERENTLYThe Dutchess County initiative designed to make our community more inclusive and accepting of children and adults with special needs (Learn more about this initiative).” initiative, including the addition of a “Special Needs Advocate” position, in his 2016 Executive Budget at a tour yesterday of Abilities First’s new state-of-art school for those with developmental disabilities in the Town of LaGrange. The County Executive was joined by Abilities First CEO Jeffrey Fox, as well as representatives from Dutchess County departments and other community agencies that serve those with disabilities for a early look at the school, which is slated to open on November 30th.

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