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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Individual Service Plan (ISP)

An Individual Service Plan (ISP) begins when an individual leaves/graduates from high school.  This document picks up where the Individual Education Plan (IEP) leaves off and it is important document in adult planning for individuals with developmental disabilities. The school will begin to transition services prior to graduation or completion of high school.

The Individual Service Plan (ISP) is the written details of the supports, activities, and resources required for the individual to achieve personal goals. The Individual Service Plan is developed to articulate decisions and agreements made during a person-centered process of planning and information gathering. This document then outlines the services to meet the life goals of that individual as well as their support needs. It is from the ISP that enables the provision of Home and Community Based Services.

here is further information on what an Individual Service Plan