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 


Contact Information Contact Information
Need Help?

Mid-Hudson Association for Persons with Disabilities Inc.

Our mission is to assist, support and advocate for families who have a disabled member with special needs, living at home.

Our purpose is to offer programs that improve the quality of life and strengthen the family unit.

Currently we offer Family Support Services to provide financial reimbursement for goods and services related to the care of a Developmentally Disabled Family member. We provide Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) to individuals eligible for OPWDD services. Our funding is from New York State OPWDD.

If your child is approved for services through the Dutchess County Early Intervention program, we offer Coordination of Early Intervention services for infants and children up to 3 years of age. Our funding is from New York State Department of Health Early Intervention.


201 South Ave Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-485-3066

Other Services

Spanish Speaking

Other Population

We serve any and all populations with OPWDD eligibility.