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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Student Assistance Program Counselor (SAC)

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a NYS Certified Prevention Counseling Program that helps students with their concerns by providing support, information, referral services and one-on-one discussions.

Student Assistance Counseling provides ,”prevention counseling is a short -term, problem -resolution focused activity that concentrates on resolving identified problems and improving the level of youth and family risk and protective factors that are predictive of substance abuse and/or problem gambling. It is limited to individuals between five (5) and twenty (20) years of age. The goals are to prevent, delay or reduce substance use and problem gambling, and
the negative consequences caused by substance use and gambling behaviors , and to refer to appropriate treatment or support services those individuals with apparent symptoms of substance abuse or dependence, problem gambling, or physical, mental, emotional educational