Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518

jfitzmaurice@dutchessny.gov

Dana Hopkins

Coordinator of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766

dhopkins@dutchessny.gov

Deborah Disanza

Coordinator of Children’s Services and Children’s POA Coordinator

(845) 486-2768

ddisanza@dutchessny.gov

Toni-Marie Ciarfella. Ph.D.

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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Abilities First Inc.

Founded in 1962, Abilities First is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the community, as well as those with [ …Read More ]

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Advocates For Autism, LLC

By providing the resources to parents, community agencies and healthcare providers, we are building the foundation to enable the appropriate care in [ …Read More ]

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Anderson Center for Autism

Anderson Center for Autism (ACA) has been serving individuals with special needs since 1924. Today, ACA serves individuals with Autism [ …Read More ]

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Autism Directory Service – Hudson Valley

Autism Directory Service – Hudson Valley is a local community based not-for-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with [ …Read More ]

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Autism Supported Environment Training

Our Autism Supportive Environment  program (ASE) is a community partnership designed to assist businesses in understanding, serving and supporting individuals [ …Read More ]

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Blue Path Service Dogs

BluePath’s expertly trained autism service dogs unlock life’s potential. Mission: BluePath provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for [ …Read More ]

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Board of Visitors: Association for NYS Facilities

We are a non-governmental association of Board of Visitor members who oversee the care provided by New York State operated [ …Read More ]

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Central Hudson Consumer Outreach

If you are a Central Hudson customer and are having trouble paying your energy bills, help is here. (Si usted [ …Read More ]

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Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Welcome to the Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH), formerly the Department of Mental Hygiene and the Department of [ …Read More ]

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Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services

Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services (DCFS) Mission Statement  To meet the needs of the County’s vulnerable population, as [ …Read More ]

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Dutchess County HELPLINE

Dutchess County HELPLINE serves all people of all abilities and ages in Dutchess County. Talk or Text to (845) 485-9700 [ …Read More ]

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Dutchess County Office For The Aging/Continuing Care at OFA

The Office For The Aging plans, coordinates and provides an array of community based services to the elderly and persons [ …Read More ]

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Dutchess County Stabilization Center

The Dutchess County Stabilization Center is a walk-in facility serving people of all ages and abilities experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, [ …Read More ]

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Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York

At the Epilepsy Foundation, one of our primary goals is to provide accessible, current information about epilepsy/seizure disorders to individuals [ …Read More ]

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Hudson Valley Autism Society

The Hudson Valley Autism Society is dedicated to serving the needs of the autism community in and around the Hudson [ …Read More ]

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Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause

Hudson Valley Pause for a Cause All-volunteer non-profit Pet Therapy organization sharing the unconditional love of our dogs with those [ …Read More ]

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Hudson Valley Regional TRAID RTC

Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County identifies assistive technology equipment or resources that best suits an individual’s needs from their extensive [ …Read More ]

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Life Button Program

Dutchess County’s Life Button 24 program provides information and referral to a GPS monitoring systems for children and young adults [ …Read More ]

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Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service

Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service, a program of Taconic Resources for Independence located in Poughkeepsie, New York, has been providing American Sign [ …Read More ]

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National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum

National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC) Disorders of the corpus callosum are conditions in which the corpus [ …Read More ]

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National Organization for Rare Diseases

National Organization for Rare Diseases  (NORD) NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and [ …Read More ]

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New Horizons Resources Inc.

VISION STATEMENT New Horizons Resources, Inc. enables people with developmental disabilities to realize their human potentials and become valued citizens [ …Read More ]

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New Life Van Auto and Mobility aka new Life Mobility

A customer that has a mobility van nor car that needs repairs. We repair Braun lifts and Ricon lifts. Also [ …Read More ]

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New York Connects

NY Connects is a portal to services for people of all ages and all abilities. Health Care Services and Supports [ …Read More ]

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New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Eligibility for OPWDD services starts in NYS with a call to their Front Door – 844-880-2151 or 845-473-5050 in Dutchess [ …Read More ]

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NY ABLE

The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 allows those with disabilities to save for [ …Read More ]

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Odyssey Church

Odyssey is…A ministry of Hopewell Reformed Church that focuses on providing a safe place for people with special needs to [ …Read More ]

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Parent to Parent of NYS

Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who [ …Read More ]

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Parent to Parent of NYS

Parent to Parent of NYS has launched Text4Caregivers! Text4Caregivers is available in English and Spanish, with separate online sign up [ …Read More ]

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Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.

OUR MISSION To promote independence and integration in society for people with disabilities. VISION Taconic Resources for Independence (TRI), Inc. [ …Read More ]

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Hudson, Inc.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives [ …Read More ]

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The Verplanck Garden Club – Special Needs Garden

Since 1989 the The Verplanck Garden Clubat the Stony Kill Farm in Wappingers Falls, NY has been maintaining and offering [ …Read More ]

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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 [ …Read More ]

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ZT Foundation

ZT Foundation (officially “ZTF Inc.,”) is a not-for-profit organization that was created by Colleen Tkazyik, a woman who is passionate [ …Read More ]

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