Niagara University Forum Challenges People To ‘ThinkDIFFERENTLY’ About Disabilities
A forum focused on promoting social acceptance and inclusiveness of individuals of all abilities took place Friday in the Dining Commons at Niagara University. It was convened by State Senator Rob Ortt, Senator Chris Jacobs, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, creator of the ThinkDIFFERENTLY campaign.
Launched by County Executive Molinaro in 2015, the ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative aims to break down barriers and support those living with autism and other developmental or intellectual disabilities. It promotes community inclusiveness by challenging elected leaders, neighborhoods, businesses and organizations to think differently about how they interact with individuals with special needs.