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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Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP)

An Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) written document that describes the Early Intervention (EI) services that will be provided to the child and family. IFSP meeting includes the child’s parents, the service coordinator, the county early intervention official, a representative of the team that evaluated the child and anyone else requested by the parent.

If you have any concerns about your child’s development please contact your child’s primary physician or pediatrician. Information on child development and what to expect can be found here.


For more information on Dutchess County Early Intervention Services

NYS Health Department’s Family Health Plus Hotline

Please contact 1-877-9FHPLUS (1-877-934-7587) or their website.