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2016 Showcase of Resources for Enrichment & Inclusion

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017

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.

9 A.M.-10 A.M.
Morning activities for children with special needs and their families in a sensory-sensitive environment

10 A.M.-4 P.M.
Showcase open to the public
Performances, demonstrations, and other special events to be announced.

10: A.M.
Sensory Friendly Films

Lego Batman Regal My Way Matinee

Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16
Courtesy of Regal’s My Way Matinee Program
Tickets $6.50 each
Logan
Lego Batman  (PG) Logan (R)

Join the conversation and follow #AFShowcase2017.
For the latest event updates visit the Showcase Facebook page and tell us you’re attending!
VIEW FLYER HERE

VIEW EVENT PROGRAM HERE

The Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wappingers Falls starts at 1 pm. Please plan your travel routes accordingly as there may be road closures and heavier traffic on the way to the Poughkeepsie Galleria! VIEW PARADE ROUTE



ThinkDifferently Poughkeepsie Galleria Poughkeepsie Journal
Grand Marshall:
Dutchess County Executive
Marcus J. Molinaro
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 – 10 A.M.
  • Sensory-Sensitive Hour
  • Vendors Open
  • Costumed Character Meet & Greet courtesy of Hudson Valley Comic Con*
10 A.M.
  • Sensory-Friendly Films Begin at Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16
  • SHOWCASE OPEN TO PUBLIC
  • Vendors Open
  • SEMINAR: Estate Planning for Individuals & Families by McCabe & Mack LLP
  • Costumed Character Meet & Greet courtesy of Hudson Valley Comic Con*
10:30 A.M.
  • Sensory Friendly Films cont'd
  • Vendors Open
  • SEMINAR: What is person centered planning? by Dr. Jeffrey Fox, Abilities First CEO
  • Costumed Character Meet & Greet courtesy of Hudson Valley Comic Con*
11 A.M.
  • SEMINAR: Guardianship for Adults with Disabilities by Sholes & Miller, LLP
  • Costumed Character Meet & Greet courtesy of Hudson Valley Comic Con*
11:30 AM
  • Grand Marshall Dutchess County Executive Marcus M. Molinaro Welcome (11:45am)
12:00 PM Vendors Open
  • Marcus M. Molinaro Welcome
  • Poughkeepsie Galleria (12:15pm)
12:30 PM
  • Dance Performance by Hudson River Performing Arts
1:00 PM
  • Performance by Abilities First School Drummers
1:30 PM
  • FLASH MOB
  • ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN! [anchor link to below section on flash mob]
  • Dance Performance Abilities First School Dance Dance Crew (DDC) (1:35 P.M.)
2:00 PM
  • SEMINAR: Front Door Access to Services by NY State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
2:30 PM
  • Meet the Animals! By Two by Two Zoo
3:00 PM
  • WORKSHOP: American Sign Language Basics by Gail Hancock-Huttel, Abilities First School Teacher
3:30 PM Vendors open  
4 P.M. SHOWCASE ENDS

*Tentative


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. 

Can’t make it? View the full vendor list here


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 CLICK HERE, watch and learn
the “music and moves” and join the FLASH MOB!

Simply be there on March 4th 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 at
DanaHammond@abilitiesfirstny.org or 845.485.9803 ext. 384 if you have any questions.

VIEW INSTRUCTIONAL DANCE VIDEO HERE



All proceeds from the 2017 Showcase will support the mission of Abilities First.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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 x384.




 

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