• Think Ahead - Dutchess Community College

    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.


Last Modified on October 30, 2018