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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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complex injury.  TBI are individual in their presentation and both acquired and traumatic can lead to a life long disability. For more information regarding TBI please follow this link.

Traumatic Brain Injury: https://bianys.org/

Survivors and caregivers support group/Advocate Homecare
2nd Monday of each month, 7pm-8:30pm

Please contact Melinda Pearson to verify the meeting space.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie , NY 12601
Conference Room B
Email: mpearson@advocate-Homecare.com
Phone: 914-204-1597

Brain Injury Support Group
4th Saturday of each month
Contact:  Peggy Rogan, Putnam ARC


Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall (Community Room)
2001 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601