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 Innovations Inc.

At Taconic Innovations, we build a bridge to independence for individuals with developmental disabilities while providing innovative and individualized services and support.

Taconic Innovations is founded on five guiding principles:

  1. We will offer people with autism and other developmental disabilities the supports and services they want.

  2. We will continuously change based on what the people we serve want. Taconic Innovations is a growing Organization and our principles will focus on change.

  3. We will focus on community based supports and services.

  4. We will value all those who seek to work for the people we serve and all those who seek to make a difference in their lives.

  5. We will strive to maintain fiscal viability.


879 Route 376 Wappingers Falls NY 12590
Phone: 845-296-1042


877 Route 376 Wappingers Falls NY 12590


160 Old Orange Avenue Walden NY 12586