Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518

jfitzmaurice@dutchessny.gov

Linda Monkman

Coordinator of Children’s and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766

lmonkman@dutchessny.gov

Toni-Marie Ciarfella

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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Keeping Your Family Healthy and Entertained

Health Resources

Social Distancing and Keeping Everyone Healthy

Coronavirus – About COVID-19 and How to Keep Everyone Safe

Washing My Hands

Coronavirus: What Is It and What Can I Do? – created by The Arc Maryland

DIY Face Mask Pattern from Unshattered

Parent to Parent NYS- Zoom Online Parent Group Information

The CDC COVID-19 Prevention Tips presented in American Sign Language

Coronavirus Resource Guide from Grace Smith House

Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus – created by the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center

Stress Relief Breathing – Lisa Nathan

From the Center on Aging & Disability Policy, Mount Saint Mary College- Proactive Caring Resources – here are some helpful guidance:
Defining Behavioral Strategies and Supports – Peggy Pisano

Wearing Protective Equipment Social Story-by Anderson Center for Autism

Wearing My Face Mask Social Story-by Anderson Center for Autism

 

Education Resources

FREE Virtual Tutoring for Grades K-12 for Dutchess & Orange Counties

Learning at Home When School is Closed

The In-Home Educator Training-by Anderson Center for Autism

Children’s Activity Book- Coping After Disaster

The Big List of Children’s Books Read

Illustrator Mo Willems Educational Art and Videos

 

Entertainment Resources

ThinkDIFFERENTLY Curbside Karaoke

Curbside Karaoke Photos- Q92.1 Facebook Page

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue Facebook Page-Daily tours & updates

Blue Path Service Dogs – Puppy Cam

Greystone Programs Inc. Guide for Stay at Home Activities

Kids Streaming Story Times and Visits to the Staten Island Zoo!

Virtual Disney Park Rides and Attractions  here are some samples:

Disney Firework Display

Disney’s Frozen

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

Disney’s Its a Small World

Disney’s  The Sea with Nemo and Friends

Wonders Outside the Window by Kara M. Cerilli.mp4

 Thankful.mp4

 

Other Resources

Mid-Hudson News-Letter to the Editor: Direct Support Professionals are unsung heroes during pandemic

Special Olympics NY-Sports Season at Home!

Building Resilience 

The Brave Heart Fund for Health Care Workers

Dutchess County Food Pantry/Meal Program Resources

A Special Thank You to Healthcare Workers from Dutchess BOCES