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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Taconic Educational Placement

Taconic Educational Placement offers guidance and support to help you choose the optimal educational or therapeutic setting for your teen or young adult.

How Can We Help? The Process Types of Placement
Our purpose is to support you in finding the best alternatives for your family. Steps include gathering information, developing options, arranging placement, and ongoing advocacy. May include schools, therapeutic programs, treatment services and transitional living settings.


40 Olsen Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: (845) 758-3613

Other Services

Consultation for educational and therapeutic placements

Other Population

Learning Disabilities