Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518

jfitzmaurice@dutchessny.gov

Dana Hopkins

Coordinator of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766

dhopkins@dutchessny.gov

Deborah Disanza

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

(845) 486-2768

ddisanza@dutchessny.gov

Toni-Marie Ciarfella. Ph.D.

Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

(845) 486-3434

tciarfella@dutchessny.gov

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 

(800-342-3720)

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Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)

Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)

“Are designed for those individuals whose disabilities limit them from living independently.  Services may be provided in an institutional or a community setting.   For the most part, ICFs serve individuals who are unable to care for their own basic needs, require heightened supervision and the structure, support and resources that define this program type.  ICFs provide 24-hour staffing supports for individuals with specific  adaptive, medical and/or behavioral needs and includes intensive clinical and direct-care services, professionally developed and supervised activities (day services) and a variety of therapies (e.g., physical, occupational or speech) as required by the individual’s needs.” (Visit the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities)