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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New York State Commission for the Blind

The mission of the New York State Commission for the Blind is to enhance employ ability, to maximize independence and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind.

Here is more information on programs and services

District 5: White Plains

445 Hamilton Avenue, 5th Floor, Room 503
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone: (914) 993-5370

New Winsor Outstation: 845-567-1054

Serves: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties

For more information or to find other District Offices  please call: 1-866-871-3000