Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518


Linda Monkman

Coordinator of Children’s and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766


Toni-Marie Ciarfella

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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Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service (MHIS)

Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service

“Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service, a program of Taconic Resources for Independence located in Poughkeepsie, New York, has been providing American Sign Language (ASL)/ English interpreting and translating services since 1992. MHIS provides sign language interpreting services to Dutchess County, Orange County, Ulster County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Sullivan County, Westchester County, throughout the Mid Hudson Valley and beyond.” (Visit the Taconic Resources for Independence page)