Think Ahead

An Exciting New Opportunity for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities!

Join Dutchess Community College’s new Think Ahead program to develop job skills and life skills while enjoying a college experience! Classes will be held on DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus.

You’re a good fit for this program if you:

  • Completed high school and are at least 18 years old

  • Have long-term goals and job interests

  • Want to have a job experience

  • Live at home, independently or in a certified setting

  • Have access to transportation to DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus

  • Can cover basic expenses including:

    • $25 per semester college fee

    • Books/supplies

    • Optional commuter meal plan is available at extra cost

In order to take advantage of the program you must:

1. Have OPWDD eligibility and be enrolled in the Home & Community Based Services Medicaid waiver.

2. Have an Individual Services Plan (ISP) that supports program course/goals.

Questions? Contact Linda Bertolozzi
(845) 431-8058

Note: If you anticipate a need for disability related accommodations to attend or participate, please call (845) 431-8058.