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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Verplanck Garden Club

Verplanck Garden Club at Stony Kill Farm’s Environmental and Education Center in Wappingers Falls, NY have been maintaining the Special Needs Garden beds for many years. In 2015, Sarah Petty (pictured here with her father) was searching for something to do for her Girl Scouts’  Gold Award Project and the Verplanck Garden Club was looking to replace their pergola, in their Special Needs raised gardens. The existing pergola was in poor condition and was important in providing a bit of shade and relief for gardeners and visitors to the garden.  The project was funded by the Verplanck Garden Club and with assistance from her friends and family, Sarah and her team removed the old pergola and built the new one over the course of four days.  On June 16, 2018, the pergola was dedicated to Hanna and Fred Ekstroem longtime members of the Verplanck Garden Club and Sarah was recognized for her contribution.  Anyone interested in reserving a bed for next year should contact the (June 2018)