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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Autism Directory Service – Hudson Valley

Autism Directory Service – Hudson Valley is a local community based not-for-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder by providing educational, social and recreational opportunities and grants to families living with Autism in the Hudson Valley for over twenty years.

It is the mission of Autism Directory Service to assist families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Hudson Valley by:

  • Educating the public about the neurological disability known as Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Supporting educational programs for individuals with ASD
  • Sponsoring educational conferences
  • Providing resources for training of teaching staffs and therapists
  • Supporting social and recreational programs for individuals on the spectrum
  • Providing local school districts with supplies for those affected by ASD
  • Providing parents & caregivers with grants to defray the costs associated with: workshops/conferences/social skills groups/camps/recreational activities/academic programs and more …


PO Box 73, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590