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!
It is anticipated classes will be held on the Poughkeepsie campus, however remote
participation may be required.
You’re a good fit for this program if you are:
A high school graduate, at least 18 years old and a Dutchess County resident
Willing to engage in work experiences or audit credit-bearing classes, in addition
to attending nine hours/week of Think Ahead classes
Seeking skills to prepare for gainful employment
Living at home, independently or in a certified setting
Able to arrange transportation to DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus
Able to cover basic expenses including:
In order to take advantage of the program you must:
1. Have OPWDD eligibility and be enrolled in the Home & Community Based Services Medicaid
2. Have an Individual Services Plan (ISP) that supports program course/goals.
Questions? Contact Linda Bertolozzi
Note: If you anticipate a need for disability related accommodations to attend or
participate, please call (845) 431-8058.