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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Home & Community Based Services

There are two links provided below for resources and information on the Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver programs. The first one listed is for people with developmental disabilities  (OPWDD)and the second site is for people with behavioral health conditions  (HARPS) to receive services in their own home or community.

For more information visit the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities website

For more information visit the NYS Department of Health website.