All Abilities Program Director

Dana Hopkins, LCSW-R

(845) 486-3434


Coordinator of Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services

Olivia Clark, LMSW

(845) 486-2825


CSPOA and Children & Youth Services Coordinator

Mental Health Services

Deborah Disanza, LCSW-R

(845) 486-2768


All Abilities Administrative Assistant

Xiomara Santiago

(845) 486-3568


EI Official and Director of Preschool Special Education Programs

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

Janine Fitzmaurice, LCSW

(845) 486-3518

Children & Youth Special Needs Health Care

Public Health Nurse

Lorie Drum, RN, BSN

(845) 486-3542


If this is a medical emergency and you need immediate assistance

please contact 911

For Mental Health and/or Substance Use Crisis Support, Information & Referrals please contact

Dutchess County 988 Call Center




For Walk In Crisis Services and Support visit the Dutchess County Stabilization Center

230 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

NY State Central Register for Child Abuse  or or (Home | Child Protective Services | Office of Children and Family Services (


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Think Ahead

Join Dutchess Community College’s Think Ahead program to develop job skills and life skills while enjoying a college experience! Classes will be held on DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus.

You’re a good fit for this program if you:

  • Completed high school and are at least 18 years old
  • Have long-term goals and job interests
  • Want to have a job experience
  • Live at home, independently or in a certified setting
  • Resident of  Dutchess County
  • Have access to transportation to DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus
  • Can cover basic expenses including:
    • $25 per semester college fee
    • Books/supplies
    • Optional commuter meal plan is available at extra cost

In order to take advantage of the program you must:

1. Have OPWDD eligibility and be enrolled in the Home & Community Based Services Medicaid waiver at the time classes begin.

2. Have an Individual Services Plan (ISP) that supports program course/goals.

3. This is a two year, non-credit bearing and job readiness training certificate program.


Will be accepted from March 15 – April 15, 2018 for the fall semester.

These applications will be reviewed by May 1st, and selection interviews will take place during the month of May.

We also would like to share information about our upcoming Open House as our flyer is not ready for distribution at this time.  We’ve planned two sessions for interested parties to attend on the DCC campus:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10 – 2 in Bowne Hall, Room 105

Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Bowne Hall, Room 122

We hope these sessions help answer your questions about the program, and provide opportunities to meet current participants in attendance.

Applications are available on the Dutchess Community College website.

Registration -THINK-Ahead