Attention Individuals with Disabilities and their Family Members/Advocates!

Attention Individuals with Disabilities and their Family Members/Advocates!

CAREdesign NYWe are pleased to invite you to attend a meeting to learn more about the transition of MSC services to Care Coordination scheduled for July 1, 2018.

The meetings are sponsored by your current MSC agency and CareDesign NY, the new Care Coordination Organization that your agency is affiliating with.

We are offering these meeting dates and times so you can choose the one that works best for you. At the meetings we will do a brief presentation and allow lots of time to have all your questions answered.

Click the link to see the meeting schedule.

Think Differently Picnic a Great Success!

The Arc of Dutchess was pleased to be a part of the Dutchess County Special Needs Picnic on Tuesday, August 15th. It was a great event and we enjoyed meeting all of the families that visited our information table. We are particularly proud of the individuals we support who volunteered to help with the cooking and serving of the lunch as well as interacting with families to talk about their experiences with our programs such as the Rec & Teen Club, employment assistance and Day Hab WOW. Great job!

Congratulations to Deputy Commissioner Toni-Marie Ciarfella and her team for creating an AWESOME fun day for children with special needs. Check out this link to the County’s web page with a nice video of the day’s events!

Dutchess County Think Differently 2017 Picnic

2017 Think Differently Dash

2017 Think Differently Dash

OUR Grand Marshal Elizabeth Ramsey with her very proud Mom!

On June 10, 2017 The Arc of Dutchess once again sponsored the Think Differently Dash, a one mile walk/run down Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Attendance was increased from last year’s inaugural race with a large turnout from The Arc of Dutchess team.

The weather was fine and everyone had a wonderful morning as the pictures below show.

The Arc of Dutchess extends our appreciation to Dutchess County Executive, Marc Molinaro, City of Poughkeepsie Mayor, Rob Rolison, and Suzanne O’Neil from the Walkway Over the Hudson for organizing this great event. And special recognition to the Many Volunteers who made this race possible! Thank You!

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The Kearney Family and Friends
Lisa, Courtney and Courtney’s Aunt sharing smiles at the finish line.


Anastasia with her medal. Congratulations!
Tiffanie Larkin
Lisa Caporle Waves!
Charlie making progress towards the finish line.
Michael Rao followed in his Dad’s footsteps, Orlando Rao, who competed in the New York City Marathon in 1980 and 1982.
Michael Rao

Partners at Work Breakfast

6th Annual Partners at Work Breakfast

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Poughkeepsie Grand

Master of Ceremonies
Frank M. Castella, Jr.
President and CEO
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Guest Speaker
Marcus J. Molinaro
Dutchess County Executive

Key Note Speaker
Christopher Zikoyanis
Store Manager, Home Depot

Please join us as we honor our partners for their loyalty and ongoing vision to Achieve with Us by offering opportunities for all people. We celebrate the power of our collaborative efforts and our unity as we build the bridge for a better community through diversity.

RSVP by April 26, 2017

Sue Cady 845-471-8876 Ext. 102 /

Thanks to our Sponsors!

The Arc of Dutchess honored as Junior League’s Organization of the Year!

The Arc of Dutchess named ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

denim-diamonds-2016-002The Arc of Dutchess was honored to receive an award as Organization of the Year from the Poughkeepsie Junior League at their annual Denim & Diamonds event on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

Several staff and board members attended the fun celebration and June reconnected with old friends from her days working at Central Hudson which was a sponsor of the evening.







We  congratulate all of the Denim & Diamonds honorees for their outstanding accomplishments and the Junior League for their dedication to community service.

Thank you for this most appreciated recognition.

AN Evening of Discovery


An Evening Of Discovery

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Please Join Us For an evening of discovery To Honor Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro with the Catherine Seeberger Citizenship Award …and discover a county committed to “Thinking Differently”

To see a Theatrical performance like no other … and discover who we are through the eyes of the people we support.

To enjoy an array of Delicious refreshments …and discover the astounding talents of The Culinary Institute of America.