Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518

jfitzmaurice@dutchessny.gov

Linda Monkman

Coordinator of Children’s and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766

lmonkman@dutchessny.gov

Toni-Marie Ciarfella

Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

(845) 486-3434

tciarfella@dutchessny.gov

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 

(800-342-3720)

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Open Doors Educational Advocates

Every child deserves to achieve success in school.  For children with special needs, additional supports are necessary to “level the playing field” and help them to reach their potential.  Open Doors Educational Advocates are there to help families access the supports their children need.

Location

4 Christopher Ave., Highland NY 12528
Phone: 845-978-7970

Other Population

students ages 3-21 with special needs and their families

Additional Information

We travel throughout the Mid Hudson Valley