All Abilities Program Director

Dana Hopkins, LCSW-R

(845) 486-3434

EI Official and Director of Preschool Special Education Programs

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

Janine Fitzmaurice, LCSW

(845) 486-3518

CSPOA and Children & Youth Services Coordinator

Deborah Disanza, LCSW-R

(845) 486-2768

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

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Dutchess County HELPLINE 

Toll free: (877) 485-9700

Stabilization Center

(845) 485-9700

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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).