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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Care Coordination (previously known as Medicaid Service Coordination)

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) has transitioned to Care Coordination on July 1, 2018. This change from MSC to Care Coordination was to develop a conflict-free care coordination service, by discontinuing Medicaid  Service Coordination being provided by agencies that provided other services to individuals who are OPWDD eligible and creating independent care coordination service provision. Care Coordination assists persons with developmental disabilities and their families in gaining access to services and supports appropriate to their needs much like the services previously provided by Medicaid Service Coordination.


For more information please contact Taconic District Regional Office for further information or visit  Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) – Care Coordination