Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518


Dana Hopkins

Coordinator of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766


Deborah Disanza

Coordinator of Children’s Services and Children’s POA Coordinator

(845) 486-2768


Toni-Marie Ciarfella. Ph.D.

Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

(845) 486-3434


If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance please contact 911

Crisis Counseling, Support, Information & Referrals

Dutchess County HELPLINE 

Toll free: (877) 485-9700

Stabilization Center

(845) 485-9700

NY State Central Register for Child Abuse 


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Dr.  Joseph Bonanno receives award.

Dr Joseph Bonanno the Medical Director for both OPWDD Taconic Region and Arc of Dutchess was honored for his outstanding care, commitment and compassion in his service for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by the Dutchess County Board of Health with a Public Health Partnership Award on April 9, 2018 at the Dutchess County Legislature.  Dr.  Bonanno received this award from Dr. Anil Vaidian, Commissioner of DBCH and Dr. William Barrett of the D.C. Board of Health. Dr. Bonanno was joined by his wife Carol and their two sons, Jonathan and Nathaniel. (April, 2018).