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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Access: Supports for Living, Inc

Most of us in the Hudson Valley are connected to someone living with a challenge. That may be a friend [ …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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Cardinal Hayes Home

Cardinal Hayes Home has one hundred ten developmentally disabled young people residing in its Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs). The main [ …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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Child Abuse Prevention Center

Our mission is to prevent child abuse in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. We hope this website will help you learn [ …Read More ]

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Children with Special Health Care Needs Program

Children with Special Health Care Needs Program The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN) is a statewide public [ …Read More ]

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Community Energy Engagement Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County has contracted with NYSERDA to help residents and businesses reduce their energy costs and make [ …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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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Our Mission Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral [ …Read More ]

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Down Syndrome Association of the Hudson Valley

The Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley, established by a group of parents in the 1980s, is a volunteer driven organization [ …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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Dutchess One-Stop Career Center

Our mission is to contribute to Dutchess County’s economic growth by supporting the needs of employers and job seekers through [ …Read More ]

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Dylan’s Wings of Change – Wingman Program

Dylan’s Wings of Change is a foundation established to honor the memory of Dylan Hockley, who was killed at Sandy [ …Read More ]

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Gateway Community Industries, Inc.

Our Mission Gateway Community Industries, Inc. assists people in choosing, acquiring, using, and maintaining the skills and supports necessary to [ …Read More ]

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Greystone Programs, Inc.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT We are dedicated to supporting children, adults, and families living with autism and other developmental disabilities by [ …Read More ]

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Hayes Day School

To provide individually designed educational programs that will help students with special needs reach their maximum potential in a supportive [ …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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Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center-Westchester Institute for Human Development

The Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center (HVSEPC) at Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) provides resources and strategies to [ …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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March of Dimes

March of Dimes is a campaign to prevent premature birth. Premature birth (birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and its [ …Read More ]

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Mid-Hudson Association for Persons with Disabilities Inc.

Our mission is to assist, support and advocate for families who have a disabled member with special needs, living at [ …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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My Path NY

MyPathNY.org is your place to start. It connects you to people and resources that can help you find and keep [ …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 Self-Determination Coalition

New York Self-Determination Coalition – what we do: Promote self-determined lives for people with developmental disabilities Share our families’ experiences [ …Read More ]

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New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH)

The New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen and [ …Read More ]

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New York State Care at Home (CAH I/II)

Program Goal To enable physically disabled children to remain in the home setting. Eligibility Must be under 18 years of [ …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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Open Doors Educational Advocates

Every child deserves to achieve success in school.  For children with special needs, additional supports are necessary to “level the [ …Read More ]

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Our Ability, Inc.

Our Ability is the only disability owned and operated business dedicated to building employment opportunities through our job platforms, employment [ …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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Public Health Nursing – Department of Behavioral & Community Health

NURSING SERVICES – Licensed Home Care Services Agency Programs Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program Public Health Nurses are available [ …Read More ]

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Ramapo for Children

 Founded in 1922, Ramapo for Children is built around the simple belief that all people want the same things: to [ …Read More ]

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Red Hook Public Library

Red Hook Public Library is a place of ideas, creativity and imagination. Our vision is to create innovative opportunities that [ …Read More ]

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Self-Advocacy Association of New York State

The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people [ …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 Arc Community League, NYSARC, Inc.

The Arc Community League is a Chapter of the NYSARC, Inc. (formerly the NYS Association for Retarded Children). Since its [ …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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Think Ahead

Join Dutchess Community College’s Think Ahead program to develop job skills and life skills while enjoying a college experience! Classes [ …Read More ]

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Town of Wappinger Little League Challenger Division

Bettina Briccetti, an avid softball player, couldn’t accept that a family friend couldn’t play baseball because of his disability.  She [ …Read More ]

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