Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518

jfitzmaurice@dutchessny.gov

Linda Monkman

Coordinator of Children’s and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766

lmonkman@dutchessny.gov

Toni-Marie Ciarfella

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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Eagle Scout Project

Ryan Lugo, a John Jay High School student, recently completed his Eagle scout project! Ryan planted a garden and built a path to the statue of St. Joseph on the grounds of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction. He dedicated the project to Rich Scampoli, who passed away from cancer in March of 2019, and his family. Ryan, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in third grade, has successfully worked his way through the scouting ranks! He and his father, Ray Lugo, credit the group with focusing on Ryan’s abilities, instead of his diagnosis, and empowering him to accomplish anything he sets his mind to! Congratulations, Ryan!!