All Abilities Program Director

Dana Hopkins, LCSW-R

(845) 486-3434

EI Official and Director of Preschool Special Education Programs

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

Janine Fitzmaurice, LCSW

(845) 486-3518

CSPOA and Children & Youth Services Coordinator

Deborah Disanza, LCSW-R

(845) 486-2768

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

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Hudson Valley Autism Society

The Hudson Valley Autism Society is dedicated to serving the needs of the autism community in and around the Hudson Valley Region of New York. We are often the first point of contact for families that are new to this area and looking for resources. Through our own programming and referral to other local organizations, and through our grant program, we help people on the autism spectrum and their families feel supported, and find caring communities.


Our mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families, so they can be fully participating, included members of their communities. We do this through advocacy, public awareness, education, and compassionate support.


Our vision is to be the voice and resource for everyone who interacts with the autism community in the Hudson Valley Region. Locally, we are sustaining and growing our resource center to be a place for anyone who needs information about autism, that brings together members of the autism community. Statewide, we will be the driving force behind the development of a network of resources that promotes quality of life and opportunities for positive social experiences.

We serve the following seven counties in the Hudson Valley area are:

Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster County


Our staff at Hudson Valley Autism Society are here to support you and your family with locating community resources and providing relevant Autism information. Contact us today through email or phone and we will be in touch!

The Universal Application may be for the person with the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parent, Professional or Caregiver and can be used for a variety of reasons that are specific to the needs of the individual with ASD. There is no deadline for this scholarship. Please click the button below to download the application.